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Psammocora profundacella

Gardiner, 1898

Colonies are submassive or laminar. Corallites are in short valleys. Walls are rounded although they may have a central ridge. Petaloid septo-costae are usually short, sometimes inconspicuous or absent.

Colour: Uniform grey, brown, tan or cream, usually with dark corallite centres.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species:

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Psammocora profundacella.  Scott Reef, western Australia.  This species forms submassive colonies with distinct corallite centres.  Charlie Veron.

Psammocora profundacella.Scott Reef, western Australia.This species forms submassive colonies with distinct corallite centres.Charlie Veron.

Psammocora profundacella.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Colony surface.  Charlie Veron.

Psammocora profundacella.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Colony surface.Charlie Veron.

Psammocora profundacella. Skeletal detail.  Geoff Kelly.

Psammocora profundacella.Skeletal detail.Geoff Kelly.

Psammocora profundacella.  Southern Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Psammocora profundacella.Southern Red Sea.Showing corallites.

Psammocora profundacella.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing whole colony.

Psammocora profundacella.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing whole colony.

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

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