Name: Psammocora albopicta
Functional Group: Hard coral
Default Short Code: PsAlb
Stats: Used in 4 sources and for 154 annotations
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.
Used in these sources:
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