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Mycetophyllia aliciae

Wells, 1973

Colonies are weakly attached plates which are often circular. There is little valley formation, especially towards the colony centre and such valleys that are formed may have two or more rows of mouths. Septo-costae are thick, with large dentations. Columellae are absent.

Colour: Brown or green, usually with white centres.

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: Sometimes common.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wells (1973b), Cairns (1982). Additional identification guides: Colin (1978), Humann (1993).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Mycetophyllia aliciae.  Caribbean.  A thin encrusting plate.  Charlie Veron.

Mycetophyllia aliciae.Caribbean.A thin encrusting plate.Charlie Veron.

Mycetophyllia aliciae.  Caribbean.  Showing the weakly formed valley walls and septa-costae.  Charlie Veron.

Mycetophyllia aliciae.Caribbean.Showing the weakly formed valley walls and septa-costae.Charlie Veron.

Mycetophyllia aliciae.  Caribbean.  Showing the weakly formed valley walls and septa-costae.  Charlie Veron.

Mycetophyllia aliciae.Caribbean.Showing the weakly formed valley walls and septa-costae.Charlie Veron.

Mycetophyllia aliciae.  Caribbean.  An encrusting colony with a hemispherical shape.  Charlie Veron.

Mycetophyllia aliciae.Caribbean.An encrusting colony with a hemispherical shape.Charlie Veron.

Mycetophyllia aliciae.  Caribbean.  Surface detail.  Charlie Veron.

Mycetophyllia aliciae.Caribbean.Surface detail.Charlie Veron.

Mycetophyllia aliciae.  Caribbean.  Showing colony surface.

Mycetophyllia aliciae.Caribbean.Showing colony surface.

Mycetophyllia aliciae.  Caribbean.  Showing corallites.

Mycetophyllia aliciae.Caribbean.Showing corallites.

Mycetophyllia aliciae.  Caribbean.  Showing corallites.

Mycetophyllia aliciae.Caribbean.Showing corallites.

Mycetophyllia aliciae.  Caribbean.  Showing corallites.

Mycetophyllia aliciae.Caribbean.Showing corallites.