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Psammocora haimeana

Milne Edwards and Haime, 1851

Colonies are submassive. Corallites are situated at the bottom of depressions or are in short non-meandering valleys. Walls have acute tops. Primary septo-costae are petaloid but are not exsert.

Colour: Uniform grey, brown or sometimes bright colours.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Gardineroseris planulata , Pavona venosa

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron and Pichon (1976). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995), Coles (1996).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Psammocora haimeana.  Guam.  Common colony appearance.  Gustav Paulay.

Psammocora haimeana. Guam. Common colony appearance. Gustav Paulay.

Psammocora haimeana.  Ashmore Reef, western Australia.  The characteristic appearance of an encrusting colony where corallites form short valleys.  Charlie Veron.

Psammocora haimeana. Ashmore Reef, western Australia. The characteristic appearance of an encrusting colony where corallites form short valleys. Charlie Veron.

Psammocora haimeana.  Hawaii.  Common colony appearance.  Keoki Sender.

Psammocora haimeana. Hawaii. Common colony appearance. Keoki Sender.

Psammocora haimeana.  null.  Detail of an encrusting colony.  null.

Psammocora haimeana. null. Detail of an encrusting colony. null.

Psammocora haimeana. Skeletal detail.  Geoff Kelly.

Psammocora haimeana. Skeletal detail. Geoff Kelly.

Psammocora haimeana.  Solitary Islands, south-eastern Australia.  Showing submassive colony.

Psammocora haimeana. Solitary Islands, south-eastern Australia. Showing submassive colony.

Psammocora haimeana.  Solitary Islands, south-eastern Australia.  Showing skeletal detail.

Psammocora haimeana. Solitary Islands, south-eastern Australia. Showing skeletal detail.

Psammocora haimeana.  Rowley Shoals, north-western Australia.  Showing skeletal detail.

Psammocora haimeana. Rowley Shoals, north-western Australia. Showing skeletal detail.

Psammocora haimeana.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Psammocora haimeana. Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Showing corallites.