IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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The best-known of these animals build reefs in the tropics. Other corals do not build reefs and live in all oceans. Corals are related to sea anemones but have a hard skeleton. It is this skeleton that forms the reef. Boulder Brain Coral builds round ridged reefs. It sticks out its tentacles at night to feed.


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