IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

Pocillopora inflata is present on continental and oceanic islands of Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador (Glynn et al. 2001).

Mexico: Gulf of California and nearby areas, Guerrero and Oaxaca (Reyes-Bonilla 2003, Reyes-Bonilla et al. 2005).
Costa Rica: Santa Elena (Cortés and Jiménez 2003); Bahia Culebra (Jiménez unpublished data, Cortés and Jiménez 2003); and San Pedrito Island, Islas Muricelago (Glynn 1999).
Panama: Saboga Island, and Contadora Island in the Gulf of Panama (Mate 2003, Glynn 1999), Pedro Gonzalez Island (Las Perlas) and Gulf of Chiriqui (Guzmán et al. in prep.).
Ecuador: throughout the Galapagos Archipelago (Glynn 1999).

According to Obura and Stone (2002), Pocillopora inflata is tentatively identified in the central tropical Pacific in the Republic of Kiribati.


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