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Pachyseris foliosa

Veron, 1990

Colonies consist of whorls of delicate, unifacial, undivided or bifurcating fronds. Valleys are shallow and parallel to frond margins. There is almost no development of columellae.

Colour: Pale brown or purple.

Habitat: Lagoons and protected reef slopes.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Pachyseris involuta , Pachyseris speciosa

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (1990a).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Pachyseris foliosa.  Papua New Guinea.  Colony of tiered whorls of mostly undivided fronds.  Charlie Veron.

Pachyseris foliosa.Papua New Guinea.Colony of tiered whorls of mostly undivided fronds.Charlie Veron.

Pachyseris foliosa.  Papua New Guinea.  Colony composed of divided fronds.  Charlie Veron.

Pachyseris foliosa.Papua New Guinea.Colony composed of divided fronds.Charlie Veron.

Pachyseris foliosa.  Papua New Guinea.  Frond surface.  Charlie Veron.

Pachyseris foliosa.Papua New Guinea.Frond surface.Charlie Veron.

Pachyseris foliosa.  Papua New Guinea.  Valley detail.  Charlie Veron.

Pachyseris foliosa.Papua New Guinea.Valley detail.Charlie Veron.

Pachyseris foliosa.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing skeletal detail.

Pachyseris foliosa.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing skeletal detail.

Pachyseris foliosa.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing a frond.

Pachyseris foliosa.Papua New Guinea.Showing a frond.

Pachyseris foliosa.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing skeletal detail.

Pachyseris foliosa.Papua New Guinea.Showing skeletal detail.