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Coscinaraea wellsi

Veron and Pichon, 1980

Colonies are thin, often overlapping laminae, with lobed margins. Corallites are irregularly distributed with deep seated columellae and thick, granulated septo-costae.

Colour: Green, brown or red-brown, with white perimeters.

Habitat: Usually found encrusting vertical or overhung faces.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Leptoseris scabra , Psammocora explanulata

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 wellsi.  Lord Howe Island, south-eastern Australia.  The characteristic appearance of tiered plates.  Len Zell.

Coscinaraea wellsi.Lord Howe Island, south-eastern Australia.The characteristic appearance of tiered plates.Len Zell.

Coscinaraea wellsi.  Hawaii.  An encrusting colony.  Keoki Sender.

Coscinaraea wellsi.Hawaii.An encrusting colony.Keoki Sender.

Coscinaraea wellsi.  Hawaii.  Corallite detail.  Keoki Sender.

Coscinaraea wellsi.Hawaii.Corallite detail.Keoki Sender.

Coscinaraea wellsi. Skeletal detail.  Geoff Kelly.

Coscinaraea wellsi.Skeletal detail.Geoff Kelly.

Coscinaraea wellsi.  Lord Howe Island, south-eastern Australia.  Showing corallites.

Coscinaraea wellsi.Lord Howe Island, south-eastern Australia.Showing corallites.

Coscinaraea wellsi.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Coscinaraea wellsi.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.

Coscinaraea wellsi.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Coscinaraea wellsi.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.

Coscinaraea wellsi.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing plate formation.

Coscinaraea wellsi.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing plate formation.