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Galaxea paucisepta

Claereboudt, 1990

Colonies are small, encrusting or laminar. Corallites are 2.5-3 millimetres diameter and are widely separated. The coenosteum is blistery. Septa are in two unequal cycles.

Colour: Grey or greenish-brown.

Habitat: Lower reef slopes protected from wave action.

Abundance: Usually rare.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Claereboudt (1990). Additional identification guide: Colin and Arneson (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Galaxea paucisepta.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  A twisted tangle of monofacial small colonies.  Charlie Veron.

Galaxea paucisepta.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.A twisted tangle of monofacial small colonies.Charlie Veron.

Galaxea paucisepta.  Guam.  Six primary septa are seen when tentacles are retracted.  Gustav Paulay.

Galaxea paucisepta.Guam.Six primary septa are seen when tentacles are retracted.Gustav Paulay.

Galaxea paucisepta.  Papua New Guinea.  Corallites with tentacles extended.  Roger Steene.

Galaxea paucisepta.Papua New Guinea.Corallites with tentacles extended.Roger Steene.

Galaxea paucisepta.  Indonesia.  G.paucisepta (right) has much smaller corallites the G. fascicularis (far left).  Doug Fenner.

Galaxea paucisepta.Indonesia.G.paucisepta (right) has much smaller corallites the G. fascicularis (far left).Doug Fenner.

Galaxea paucisepta.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing corallites.

Galaxea paucisepta.Papua New Guinea.Showing corallites.

Galaxea paucisepta.  Indonesia.  Showing colony surface.

Galaxea paucisepta.Indonesia.Showing colony surface.

Galaxea paucisepta.  Indonesia.  Showing corallites.

Galaxea paucisepta.Indonesia.Showing corallites.

Galaxea paucisepta.  Indonesia.  Showing corallites and blistered coenosteum.

Galaxea paucisepta.Indonesia.Showing corallites and blistered coenosteum.