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Lithophyllon mokai

Hoeksema, 1989

Colonies are small (up to 80 mm across), attached and encrusting. A central corallite is usually distinguishable in small colonies. Septo-costae are similar to those of Diaseris. Tentacles are usually extended only at night.

Colour: Usually tan.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Cantharellus jebbi

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Hoeksema (1989). Additional identification guide: Veron (1986, as Lithophyllon edwardsi).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Lithophyllon mokai.  Indonesia.  null.  Doug Fenner.

Lithophyllon mokai.Indonesia.null.Doug Fenner.

Lithophyllon mokai.  Vietnam.  A central corallite and thick septo-costae. The colour is distinctive.  Charlie Veron.

Lithophyllon mokai.Vietnam.A central corallite and thick septo-costae. The colour is distinctive.Charlie Veron.

Lithophyllon mokai.  Indonesia.  Encrusting a rock.  Doug Fenner.

Lithophyllon mokai.Indonesia.Encrusting a rock.Doug Fenner.

Lithophyllon mokai.  Indonesia.  Showing septa.

Lithophyllon mokai.Indonesia.Showing septa.

Lithophyllon mokai.  Indonesia.  Showing corallites.

Lithophyllon mokai.Indonesia.Showing corallites.

Lithophyllon mokai.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Lithophyllon mokai.Philippines.Showing corallites.

Lithophyllon mokai.  Philippines.  Showing whole colony.

Lithophyllon mokai.Philippines.Showing whole colony.

Lithophyllon mokai.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Lithophyllon mokai.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.