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Psammocora digitata

Milne Edwards and Haime, 1851

Colonies are composed of plates and/or columns. Corallites are small and shallow, each with a few slightly exsert petaloid primary septa.

Colour: Purple, grey or brown.

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species: Coscinaraea exesa

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron and Pichon (1976). Additional identification guides: Randall and Myers (1983), Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Psammocora digitata.  Seychelle Islands.  Colonies are often composed of tall columns.  Charlie Veron.

Psammocora digitata.Seychelle Islands.Colonies are often composed of tall columns.Charlie Veron.

Psammocora digitata.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  The common appearance of colonies with encrusting bases.  Charlie Veron.

Psammocora digitata.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.The common appearance of colonies with encrusting bases.Charlie Veron.

Psammocora digitata.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Tops of columns.  Charlie Veron.

Psammocora digitata.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Tops of columns.Charlie Veron.

Psammocora digitata.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Detail of a column.  Mary Stafford-Smith.

Psammocora digitata.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Detail of a column.Mary Stafford-Smith.

Psammocora digitata.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  A column with polyps extended, as they commonly are during the day.  Charlie Veron.

Psammocora digitata.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.A column with polyps extended, as they commonly are during the day.Charlie Veron.

Psammocora digitata.  Scott Reef, western Australia.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Psammocora digitata.Scott Reef, western Australia.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Psammocora digitata. Skeletal detail.  Geoff Kelly.

Psammocora digitata.Skeletal detail.Geoff Kelly.

Psammocora digitata.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing colony surface.

Psammocora digitata.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing colony surface.

Psammocora digitata.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Psammocora digitata.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.