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staghorn coral

  • n  large branching coral resembling antlers
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  • Devil in disguise: Small coral-eating worm may mean big trouble for reefs
    A coral-eating flatworm has been identified as a potential threat for coral reefs. It is barely possible to see the parasitic worm Amakusaplana acroporae when it sits on its favorite hosts, the staghorn coral Acropora, thanks to its excellent camouflage. However, the researchers found that the small flatworm could cause significant damage to coral reefs.
    April 11, 2014 - Science Daily

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