Pseudosiderastrea


Name: Pseudosiderastrea

Functional Group: Hard coral

Default Short Code: PsSid

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Pseudosiderastrea

Description:

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

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Benthic Genus Level | CU Project | Sir Bu Nair |

Create Date: Oct. 4, 2018, 1:22 a.m.

Created By: Chico

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