Cyphastrea microphthalma


Name: Cyphastrea microphthalma

Functional Group: Hard coral

Default Short Code: CyphMic

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Cyphastrea microphthalma

Description:

Colonies are massive, becoming thin encrusting plates where light levels are low. They commonly grow as mobile balls (coralliths). Corallites are tall and conical; compact in colonies exposed to strong light, widely spaced in encrusting colonies. They usually have 10 primary septa although this varies among corallites.

Colour: Brown, cream or green, sometimes other colours. Septa are commonly white.

http://coral.aims.gov.au/factsheet.jsp?speciesCode=0130

Used in these sources:

Water Outlet | Al Lith 2015 | Arabian Coral Reef Monitoring Network | NYUAD-QU Qatar Coral Reef and Seagrass Monitoring Program | Outlet_TWN | Secret Spot (All) | Sir Bu Nair |

Create Date: July 12, 2015, 8:37 p.m.

Created By: johnburt

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