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Isophyllia sinuosa

(Ellis and Solander, 1786)

Colonies are massive and meandroid, with short, sinuous valleys. Septa are thin, with pointed fine teeth. Columella centres are hardly distinguishable.

Colour: Usually light green, lavender or yellow, with valleys and walls of contrasting colours.

Habitat: Shallow protected reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

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Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Matthai (1928), Zlatarski and Estalella (1982), Cairns (1982), Fenner (1993). Additional identification guides: Colin (1978), Wood (1983), Humann (1993).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Isophyllia sinuosa.  Gulf of Mexico.  This species forms small hemispherical or encrusting colonies with short meandering valleys.  Doug Fenner.

Isophyllia sinuosa.Gulf of Mexico.This species forms small hemispherical or encrusting colonies with short meandering valleys.Doug Fenner.

Isophyllia sinuosa.  null.  This species forms small hemispherical or encrusting colonies with short meandering valleys.  null.

Isophyllia sinuosa.null.This species forms small hemispherical or encrusting colonies with short meandering valleys.null.

Isophyllia sinuosa.  Caribbean.  Showing valleys.

Isophyllia sinuosa.Caribbean.Showing valleys.