Scleractinia (stony corals)

Description Scleractinia, also called stony corals or hard corals, are marine animals that live on the seabed and build themselves a hard skeleton. The individual animals are known as polyps and have a cylindrical body crowned by an oral disc with a mouth and a fringe of tentacles. Although some species are solitary, most are colonial. The founding polyp settles on the seabed and starts to secrete calcium carbonate to protect its soft body. Solitary corals can be as much as 25 centimetres across but in colonial species the polyps are usually only a few millimetres in diameter. These polyps reproduce by budding but remain attached to each other, forming a multi-polyp colony with a common skeleton, which may be up to several metres in diameter or height according to species.


Montastraea faveolata / (Image from Wikimedia / licensed under Creative Commons )

Venom protein entries in UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot

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Acropora millepora (Staghorn coral) (Heteropora millepora)

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SCR1_ACRMI Small cysteine-rich protein 1 (Amil-SCRiP1) (SCRiP1) Cnidaria small cysteine-rich ...
SCR2_ACRMI Small cysteine-rich protein 2 (Amil-SCRiP2) (SCRiP2) Cnidaria small cysteine-rich ...
SCR3_ACRMI Small cysteine-rich protein 3 (Amil-SCRiP3) (SCRiP3) Cnidaria small cysteine-rich ...

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Montipora capitata (Rice coral)

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SCR1A_MONCP Small cysteine-rich protein 1 1 (Mcap-SCRiP1a) (SCRiP1a) Cnidaria small cysteine-rich ...
SCR1B_MONCP Small cysteine-rich protein 1 2 (Mcap-SCRiP1b) (SCRiP1b) Cnidaria small cysteine-rich ...

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Orbicella faveolata (Mountainous star coral) (Montastraea faveolata)

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SCR1_ORBFA Small cysteine-rich protein 1 (Mfav-SCRiP1) (SCRiP1) Cnidaria small cysteine-rich ...
SCR2_ORBFA Small cysteine-rich protein 2 (Mfav-SCRiP2) (SCRiP2) Cnidaria small cysteine-rich ...
SCR4_ORBFA Small cysteine-rich protein 4 (Mfav-SCRiP8) (SCRiP4) Cnidaria small cysteine-rich ...
SCR5_ORBFA Small cysteine-rich protein 5 (Mfav-SCRiP5) (SCRiP5) Cnidaria small cysteine-rich ...
SCR6_ORBFA Small cysteine-rich protein 6 (Mfav-SCRiP6) (SCRiP6) Cnidaria small cysteine-rich ...
SCR8_ORBFA Small cysteine-rich protein 8 (Mfav-SCRiP8) (SCRiP8) Cnidaria small cysteine-rich ...