Definition of cup coral in English:

cup coral

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noun

  • A small brightly coloured solitary coral with tentacles that end in small knobs, sometimes found in colder seas.
    • Genus Caryophyllia, order Scleractinia (or Madreporaria): several species
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    • There are writhing carpets of brittle stars, as well as patches with the occasional cup coral and dead man's finger.
    • With clever camouflage techniques, golden wentletraps and their eggs are almost invisible against the cup coral host.
    • We found boxer crabs (they are still there!) and blue ring octopus at Siladen, cup coral snails at Manado Tua, and ghost pipefish near the famous giant clams at Fukui.

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