Psammocora albopicta


Name: Psammocora albopicta

Functional Group: Hard coral

Default Short Code: PsAlb

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Psammocora albopicta

Description:

The species forms encrusting colonies which can attain large sizes and has very small corallites with a styliform columella. Calice and columella diameter, colline shape and corallite density on the skeleton surface are the morphological characters that separate the species from the other species in the genus. A high degree of variation in septa shape and ornamentation, as well as collines development can be found within the same specimen. Living colonies are dark brown to dark green and present white patterns on all, or part, of the surface.

http://www.researchgate.net/publication/236626304_Psammocora_albopicta_sp._nov._a_new_species_of_Scleractinian_coral_from_the_Western_Indo-Pacific_(Scleractinia_Siderastreidae)

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Arabian Coral Reef Monitoring Network | NYUAD-QU Qatar Coral Reef and Seagrass Monitoring Program |

Create Date: July 25, 2015, 5:38 p.m.

Created By: mckenziesierra

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