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Mycedium mancaoi

Nemenzo, 1979

Colonies are composed of tiers of contorted, dissected, unifacial laminae with wavy margins. Corallites are 6-10 millimetres diameter and strongly inclined on the laminae. Septo-costae are well developed, compact, in 2 or 3 orders and have ornamented spines.

Colour: Tan, with pale margins to laminae.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments protected from strong wave action.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species: Mycedium elephantotus , Oxypora crassispinosa , Oxypora glabra

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Nemenzo (1979).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Mycedium mancaoi.  Philippines.  A colony.  Charlie Veron.

Mycedium mancaoi.Philippines.A colony.Charlie Veron.

Mycedium mancaoi.  Philippines.  Fronds are sometimes highly dissected and contorted.  Charlie Veron.

Mycedium mancaoi.Philippines.Fronds are sometimes highly dissected and contorted.Charlie Veron.

Mycedium mancaoi.  Philippines.  Surface of fronds showing strongly inclined exsert corallites.  Charlie Veron.

Mycedium mancaoi.Philippines.Surface of fronds showing strongly inclined exsert corallites.Charlie Veron.

Mycedium mancaoi.  Philippines.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Mycedium mancaoi.Philippines.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Mycedium mancaoi.  Ashmore Reef, western Australia.  Showing plate formation.

Mycedium mancaoi.Ashmore Reef, western Australia.Showing plate formation.

Mycedium mancaoi.  Ashmore Reef, western Australia.  Showing corallites.

Mycedium mancaoi.Ashmore Reef, western Australia.Showing corallites.