Echinophyllia taraeis commonly referred to as Echinophyllia tarae sp.n.. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. A aquarium size of at least 150 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Echinophyllia tarae are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Echinophyllia tarae, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Echinophyllia tarae, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Echinophyllia tarae sp. n. inhabits protected reef habitats and was observed between 5 and 20 m depth. It commonly grows on dead coral fragments, usually parts of branching or tabular Acropora colonies, which are covered by crustose coralline algae and fleshy macroalgae.
This coral is described from the Gambier Islands, French Polynesia, South Pacific.