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Genus Seriatopora Lamarck 1816, Bird's Nest, Needle, Brush Coral. One of the easiest of genera to pick out amongst the stony corals, with thin, pointed branches and the family's easily seen verrucae. 

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Some Seriatopora identified to species level:
Seriatopora caliendrum Ehrenberg 1834. Bird's Nest Coral. The second most commonly encountered member of the genus. Note the more blunt ends of its branches. Here in an aquarium and Fiji.

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Seriatopora hystrix Dana 1846, the most common Bird's Nest Coral. Needle like endings on variably thick, twisted branches. Here are Bird's Nest Corals in the Red Sea and off Heron Island, Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Aquarium, Fiji and Philippines below.


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