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Mycetophyllia lamarckiana

Milne Edwards and Haime, 1848

Colonies are solid, rounded, often circular plates. Continuous broad shallow valleys radiate from the original point of growth. Corallite centres are vaguely concentric to plate margins. Valleys have one row of mouths. Columellae are rudimentary.

Colour: Mostly mottled grey or brown.

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species:

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Mycetophyllia lamarckiana.  Caribbean.  Showing the usual shape of valleys.  Pat Colin.

Mycetophyllia lamarckiana.Caribbean.Showing the usual shape of valleys.Pat Colin.

Mycetophyllia lamarckiana.  Caribbean.  Showing valleys.

Mycetophyllia lamarckiana.Caribbean.Showing valleys.

Mycetophyllia lamarckiana.  Caribbean.  Showing whole colony.

Mycetophyllia lamarckiana.Caribbean.Showing whole colony.

Mycetophyllia lamarckiana.  Caribbean.  Showing peripheral corallites.

Mycetophyllia lamarckiana.Caribbean.Showing peripheral corallites.

Mycetophyllia lamarckiana.  Caribbean.  Showing valleys.

Mycetophyllia lamarckiana.Caribbean.Showing valleys.

Mycetophyllia lamarckiana.  Caribbean.  Showing valleys.

Mycetophyllia lamarckiana.Caribbean.Showing valleys.

Mycetophyllia lamarckiana.  Caribbean.  Showing valleys.

Mycetophyllia lamarckiana.Caribbean.Showing valleys.