Name: Dichocoenia stellaris
Functional Group: Hard coral
Default Short Code: CIS
Stats: Used in 6 sources and for 2 annotations
"pancake star coral"
is a massive colonial coral that forms thick plates. The corallites, the stony cups that support the coral polyps, are round or slightly elongated and seldom Y-shaped, a fact that distinguishes this species from Dichocoenia stokesi which has very irregular corallites. The colour is usuarly green, olive or brown
Used in these sources:
Bocas Sand 2017 | Institute of Marine Affairs | MarineGEO 2017 | MarineGEO Belize 2 | MarineGEO Belize 2018 |
Create Date: Oct. 9, 2015, 1:12 a.m.
Created By: seemannj