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Podabacia motuporensis

Veron, 1990

Colonies are attached, encrusting or laminar, unifacial and may form tiers. A central corallite is sometimes distinguishable. Peripheral corallites are small and not strongly inclined towards the plate margins. Septo-costae are similar to those of Halomitra.

Colour: Brown or grey.

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Podabacia crustacea , Podabacia sinai

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (1990a). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Podabacia motuporensis.  Tanzania.  Forming tiers or whorls of flat plates.  Charlie Veron.

Podabacia motuporensis.Tanzania.Forming tiers or whorls of flat plates.Charlie Veron.

Podabacia motuporensis.  Vietnam.  A flat plate.  Charlie Veron.

Podabacia motuporensis.Vietnam.A flat plate.Charlie Veron.

Podabacia motuporensis.  Vanuatu.  Variation in surface structure.  Charlie Veron.

Podabacia motuporensis.Vanuatu.Variation in surface structure.Charlie Veron.

Podabacia motuporensis.  Palau.  Variation in surface structure.  Gustav Paulay.

Podabacia motuporensis.Palau.Variation in surface structure.Gustav Paulay.

Podabacia motuporensis.  Papua New Guinea.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Podabacia motuporensis.Papua New Guinea.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Podabacia motuporensis.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing corallites.

Podabacia motuporensis.Papua New Guinea.Showing corallites.

Podabacia motuporensis.  Vanuatu.  Showing plate formation.

Podabacia motuporensis.Vanuatu.Showing plate formation.

Podabacia motuporensis.  Vanuatu.  Showing colony surface.

Podabacia motuporensis.Vanuatu.Showing colony surface.

Podabacia motuporensis.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing corallites.

Podabacia motuporensis.Papua New Guinea.Showing corallites.