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Psammocora vaughani

Yabe and Sugiyama, 1936

Colonies are submassive or encrusting. Corallites are in groups in shallow depressions. Septo-costae are thick, tightly compacted and have granulated margins.

Colour: Greenish-yellow.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Psammocora haimeana

Taxonomic note: Taxonomic note: The Charlie Veron formerly placed this species in genus Coscinaraea. Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Yabe and Sugiyama (1936), Veron (1992).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Psammocora vaughani.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  An encrusting colony.  Moritaka Nishihira.

Psammocora vaughani.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.An encrusting colony.Moritaka Nishihira.

Psammocora vaughani.  Mainland Japan.  With polyps extended.  Charlie Veron.

Psammocora vaughani.Mainland Japan.With polyps extended.Charlie Veron.

Psammocora vaughani. Skeletal detail.  Geoff Kelly.

Psammocora vaughani.Skeletal detail.Geoff Kelly.

Psammocora vaughani.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing colony surface.

Psammocora vaughani.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing colony surface.

Psammocora vaughani.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Psammocora vaughani.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing corallites.