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Coscinaraea marshae

Wells, 1962

Colonies are flat plates with corallites aligned between Leptoseris-like folds (collines) parallel to the colony margin. Septo-costae have a rough appearance.

Colour: Brown, green or yellow-brown, sometimes mottled.

Habitat: Rocky foreshores.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Coscinaraea mcneilli

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wells (1962), Veron and Pichon (1980). Additional identification guide: Veron (1986).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Coscinaraea marshae.  null.  Showing the concentric arrangement of valleys.  Pat Baker.

Coscinaraea marshae.null.Showing the concentric arrangement of valleys.Pat Baker.

Coscinaraea marshae.  South-western Australia.  Part of a large tiered colony.  Barry Wilson.

Coscinaraea marshae.South-western Australia.Part of a large tiered colony.Barry Wilson.

Coscinaraea marshae.  Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia.  A plate-like colony.  Ed Lovell.

Coscinaraea marshae.Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia.A plate-like colony.Ed Lovell.

Coscinaraea marshae. Skeletal detail.  Geoff Kelly.

Coscinaraea marshae.Skeletal detail.Geoff Kelly.

Coscinaraea marshae.  Rottnest Island, south-western Australia.  Showing whole colony.

Coscinaraea marshae.Rottnest Island, south-western Australia.Showing whole colony.

Coscinaraea marshae.  Rottnest Island, south-western Australia.  Showing valleys.

Coscinaraea marshae.Rottnest Island, south-western Australia.Showing valleys.