The offspring of Pocillopora inflata are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Pocillopora inflata, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Pocillopora inflata, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
For a long time we had been looking for a picture of Pocillopora patula, and we have the incredible good fortune, that Prof. Dr. Peter Glynn, Miami, USA, a famous marine biologist and photograph, has allowed us the use of his photos for the reeflex.
Thank your very much, dear Peter!
IUCN Red List Status: vulnerable
Colonies form hemispherical mounds of branches or openly branched with short, irregular branches that are swollen at the tips.
Usually green or mustard in color, source Sealifebase.
Similar species: Pocillopora capitata, Pocillopora effusus, Pocillopora fungiformis.