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Biology

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zooxanthellate
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WoRMS Editorial Board
bibliographic citation
Veron JEN. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em> Veron JEN. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em> van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO).
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Jacob van der Land [email]
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Jacob van der Land [email]

Description

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Colonies are small plates, sometimes perfectly circular, sometimes semicircles projecting from the side of the reef. Branches are small, regular in diameter and regularly spaced. The radial corallites have flaring lower lips which are conspicuous. Branchlets divide, but do not anastomose. This is a small, sometimes inconspicuous coral, but may be common (Sheppard, 1998). Colonies are corymbose plates with neat, evenly spaced branches. Radial corallites have wide lower lips giving them a neat rosette-like appearance when viewed from above. Colour: cream or blue. Colours may be bright with distinctively coloured redial corallite lips. Abundance: Common where Acropora diversity is moderate or high, especially upper reef slopes (Veron, 1986).
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cc-by-4.0
copyright
WoRMS Editorial Board
bibliographic citation
Veron JEN. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em> Veron JEN. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em> van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO).
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Edward Vanden Berghe [email]
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Edward Vanden Berghe [email]