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Mycetophyllia danaana

Milne Edwards and Haime, 1849

Colonies are solid rounded plates. Long sinuous valleys may radiate from the original point of growth and are sometimes deep. Valley walls may be so short that they form Hydnophora-like monticules. Septo-costae are thinner than intervening spaces. Columellae are rudimentary or absent. There is one row of mouths in the valleys.

Colour: Usually combinations of pink, green and grey, with valleys and walls of contrasting colours.

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: 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 danaana.  Caribbean.  Showing deep valleys meandering from the original point of growth.  Mary Stafford-Smith.

Mycetophyllia danaana.Caribbean.Showing deep valleys meandering from the original point of growth.Mary Stafford-Smith.

Mycetophyllia danaana.  Caribbean.  Variation in structure and colour. With some colonies valley walls become Hydnophora-like.  Charlie Veron.

Mycetophyllia danaana.Caribbean.Variation in structure and colour. With some colonies valley walls become Hydnophora-like.Charlie Veron.

Mycetophyllia danaana.  Caribbean.  Variation in structure and colour. With some colonies valley walls become Hydnophora-like.  Charlie Veron.

Mycetophyllia danaana.Caribbean.Variation in structure and colour. With some colonies valley walls become Hydnophora-like.Charlie Veron.

Mycetophyllia danaana.  Caribbean.  Variation in structure and colour. With some colonies valley walls become Hydnophora-like.  Charlie Veron.

Mycetophyllia danaana.Caribbean.Variation in structure and colour. With some colonies valley walls become Hydnophora-like.Charlie Veron.

Mycetophyllia danaana.  Caribbean.  Surface detail.  Charlie Veron.

Mycetophyllia danaana.Caribbean.Surface detail.Charlie Veron.

Mycetophyllia danaana.  Caribbean.  Showing valleys.

Mycetophyllia danaana.Caribbean.Showing valleys.

Mycetophyllia danaana.  Caribbean.  Showing valleys.

Mycetophyllia danaana.Caribbean.Showing valleys.

Mycetophyllia danaana.  Caribbean.  Showing valleys.

Mycetophyllia danaana.Caribbean.Showing valleys.

Mycetophyllia danaana.  Caribbean.  Showing corallites.

Mycetophyllia danaana.Caribbean.Showing corallites.

Mycetophyllia danaana.  Caribbean.  Showing corallites.

Mycetophyllia danaana.Caribbean.Showing corallites.