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Psammocora decussata

Yabe and Sugiyama, 1937

Colonies have irregularly flattened to subcylindrical branches. Corallites are superficial, with coarsely beaded petaloid septa.

Colour: Dark grey.

Habitat: Rocky foreshores.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Psammocora contigua , Psammocora obtusangula

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Yabe and Sugiyama?s original description/specimens. Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Psammocora decussata. Skeletal detail.  Geoff Kelly.

Psammocora decussata.Skeletal detail.Geoff Kelly.

Psammocora decussata.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing branching pattern.

Psammocora decussata.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing branching pattern.

Psammocora decussata.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing branch tips.

Psammocora decussata.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing branch tips.