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Elephant Ear Coral

Posted: 27 Jun 2011 11:41 AM PDT

Elephant Ear Coral - Sarcophyton trocheliophorumElephant Ear Coral
Sarcophyton trocheliophorum

"I can get big, I’m all ears, and I’m dressed in ruffles… What am I?

The Elephant Ear Coral has a ruffled look and is considered a mushroom coral or

large toadstool!

Being a favored leather coral in the Sarcophyton genus, the Elephant Ear Coral (or Green Toadstool Coral), Sarcophyton trocheliophorum is often kept by enthusiasts. As it grows, this coral develops deep folds in its cap, and it also looks similar to mushrooms and toadstools. The name Elephant Ear comes from these deep folds. Thus the name Elephant Ear. This is also a great beginner’s coral due to it’s tough nature, and it adds variety to a soft coral tank… Read More

More about the Elephant Ear Coral!

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