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Mycetophyllia reesi

Wells, 1973

Colonies are thin laminae, sometimes conforming to the shape of the substrate. They are attached centrally or at a side. There are no radiating ridges or valleys. Corallite centres are parallel to plate margins.

Colour: Dark grey-brown or bluish-brown, sometimes mottled.

Habitat: Lower reef slopes protected from wave action.

Abundance: Uncommon to rare.

Similar species: Mycetophyllia lamarckiana

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Mycetophyllia reesi.  Caribbean.  A side-attached sheet overgrowing the substrate.  Paul Humann.

Mycetophyllia reesi.Caribbean.A side-attached sheet overgrowing the substrate.Paul Humann.

Mycetophyllia reesi.  Caribbean.  A centrally attached plate.  Paul Humann.

Mycetophyllia reesi.Caribbean.A centrally attached plate.Paul Humann.

Mycetophyllia reesi.  Caribbean.  Variation in structure and colour of adjacent colonies.  Paul Humann.

Mycetophyllia reesi.Caribbean.Variation in structure and colour of adjacent colonies.Paul Humann.

Mycetophyllia reesi.  Caribbean.  Showing corallites.

Mycetophyllia reesi.Caribbean.Showing corallites.