Functional Group: Hard coral
Default Short Code: Pseudosid
Stats: Used in 9 sources and for 12 annotations
This genus has one recognised species: Pseudosiderastrea tayami.
Colonies are encrusting to slightly dome-shaped and up to 160 millimetres across. Corallites are cerioid, polygonal and 3-6 millimetres diameter. Septa are evenly spaced and usually fuse with each other in fan-like groups. They have fine, saw-like teeth. Columellae consist of one to four pinnules.
Colour: Pale grey with distinctive white corallite walls. Uniform brown in the western Indian Ocean.
Habitat: Very shallow water, attached to bare rock.
Abundance: Uncommon and cryptic.
Similar species: Siderastrea savignyana
For more information see: https://coral.aims.gov.au/info/structure-colony.jsp https://coral.aims.gov.au/info/factsheets.jsp
Used in these sources:
Benthic Genus Level | CU Project | Maldives ACA | Settlment&Recruitment | Sir Bu Nair | Western Indian Ocean (WIO) |
Create Date: Oct. 4, 2018, 1:22 a.m.
Created By: Chico