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Coscinaraea crassa

Veron and Pichon, 1980

Colonies are large plates with large compact corallites. Long and short septo-costae slightly alternate. Columellae are single fused septal margins deep within the corallite.

Colour: Pale brown.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Podabacia crustacea

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron and Pichon (1980). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Coscinaraea crassa.  Papua New Guinea.  A large colony.  Jim Maragos.

Coscinaraea crassa.Papua New Guinea.A large colony.Jim Maragos.

Coscinaraea crassa.  Tanzania.  A small colony in a wave washed habitat.  Charlie Veron.

Coscinaraea crassa.Tanzania.A small colony in a wave washed habitat.Charlie Veron.

Coscinaraea crassa. Skeletal detail.  Geoff Kelly.

Coscinaraea crassa.Skeletal detail.Geoff Kelly.

Coscinaraea crassa.  Ashmore Reef, western Australia.  Showing colony surface.

Coscinaraea crassa.Ashmore Reef, western Australia.Showing colony surface.

Coscinaraea crassa.  Ashmore Reef, western Australia.  Showing corallites.

Coscinaraea crassa.Ashmore Reef, western Australia.Showing corallites.

Coscinaraea crassa.  Ashmore Reef, western Australia.  Showing corallites.

Coscinaraea crassa.Ashmore Reef, western Australia.Showing corallites.