Echinophyllia Red (Chalice Coral) WYSIWYG
The Echinophyllia genus is not only one of the easiest to keep of the Pectiniidae family, but the most colorful.
In the wild they inhabit numerous habitats at various depths and water flow.
Their adaptability to these multiple elements contributes to this being an easier coral to care for.
If the edge of the coral is placed against any surface, like the glass of the aquarium, it will actually encrust onto it. The shapes of the Echinophyllia species are generally an encrusting low rider formation of cups and folds. The middle of the coral can have significantly raised corallites that look like raised round, warty bumps. Their colors are endless, pretty much any combination, especially in the aquacultured varieties.
The oral discs are usually a different solid color, contrasting with the colorfully mottled fleshy body.