Name: Catalaphyllia

Functional Group: Hard coral

Default Short Code: Catala

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Genus with one recognised species Catalaphyllia jardinei.
Colonies are flabello-meandroid with straight edged septa forming wide V-shaped valleys. Valleys are evenly spaced and have sharp edged walls. Septa are widely spaced. There are no columellae. Polyps have large tubular tentacles extending from large fleshy oral discs.
Colour: Distinctive green with pink tentacle tips and a striped oral disc.

Habitat: Occurs in protected, preferably turbid water.

Abundance: Seldom common but conspicuous. Rare in the western Indian Ocean.

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Create Date: Oct. 3, 2018, 3:58 a.m.

Created By: Chico

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