Functional Group: Hard coral
Default Short Code: Cynar
Stats: Used in 13 sources and for 44 annotations
Corals are monocentric, oval or circular, and are cylindrical with a base for attachment, or have a pointed base when free-living. Primary septa are thick and have extremely large, rounded or lobed teeth. Paliform lobes are usually well developed. Columellae are broad and compact. Tentacles are extended only at night. During the day the mantle is inflated with water and is translucent so that the toothed primary septo-costae are clearly seen. In conditions of low light the mantle may be over twice the diameter of the skeleton.
Used in these sources:
Assaf H | Benthic Genus Level | CU Project | Ecological camp | NCRM MRC Maldives | Raz Tamir | RSPD | WCS-Vatuira source |
Create Date: Oct. 8, 2016, 4:39 a.m.
Created By: raztamir