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Symphyllia wilsoni

Veron, 1985

Colonies are massive or submassive and flattened. Valleys are irregular in length and shape. All skeletal structures are small for a Symphyllia, with septa being generally like those of Acanthastrea. Polyps are fleshy, with a groove along the tops of valley walls.

Colour: A wide range of mottled, green, grey, purple and brown. Valley walls and floors have contrasting colours.

Habitat: Subtidal rocky foreshores of temperate localities.

Abundance: Usually uncommon but conspicuous.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (1985). Additional identification guide: Veron (1986).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Symphyllia wilsoni.  South-western Australia.  A large colony.  Barry Hutchins.

Symphyllia wilsoni.South-western Australia.A large colony.Barry Hutchins.

Symphyllia wilsoni.  South-western Australia.  The usual size of hemispherical colonies.  Barry Hutchins.

Symphyllia wilsoni.South-western Australia.The usual size of hemispherical colonies.Barry Hutchins.

Symphyllia wilsoni.  South-western Australia.  Encrusting a rock in shallow water.  Clay Bryce.

Symphyllia wilsoni.South-western Australia.Encrusting a rock in shallow water.Clay Bryce.

Symphyllia wilsoni.  Locality not recorded.  Showing valleys.

Symphyllia wilsoni.Locality not recorded.Showing valleys.

Symphyllia wilsoni.  Locality not recorded.  Showing whole colony.

Symphyllia wilsoni.Locality not recorded.Showing whole colony.

Symphyllia wilsoni.  Locality not recorded.  Showing valleys.

Symphyllia wilsoni.Locality not recorded.Showing valleys.

Symphyllia wilsoni.  Locality not recorded.  Showing valleys.

Symphyllia wilsoni.Locality not recorded.Showing valleys.