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Podabacia lankaensis

Veron, 2000

Colonies are loosely attached or free-living, encrusting or laminar, and unifacial, with irregularly lobed margins and an irregularly contorted surface. There is no central corallite. Peripheral corallites are inclined towards the plate margins. Septo-costae are similar to those of Halomitra.

Colour: Grey-brown with white margins.

Habitat: Shallow, horizontal, protected, partly turbid environments.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Podabacia motuporensis

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Podabacia lankaensis.  Sri Lanka.  Colonies are small, contorted and weakly attached to the substrate.  Charlie Veron.

Podabacia lankaensis.Sri Lanka.Colonies are small, contorted and weakly attached to the substrate.Charlie Veron.

Podabacia lankaensis.  Sri Lanka.  Detail of a colony.  Charlie Veron.

Podabacia lankaensis.Sri Lanka.Detail of a colony.Charlie Veron.

Podabacia lankaensis.  Sri Lanka.  Showing corallites.

Podabacia lankaensis.Sri Lanka.Showing corallites.

Podabacia lankaensis.  Sri Lanka.  Showing colony surface.

Podabacia lankaensis.Sri Lanka.Showing colony surface.

Podabacia lankaensis.  Sri Lanka.  Showing whole colony.

Podabacia lankaensis.Sri Lanka.Showing whole colony.

Podabacia lankaensis.  Sri Lanka.  Showing corallite detail.

Podabacia lankaensis.Sri Lanka.Showing corallite detail.

Podabacia lankaensis.  Sri Lanka.  Showing corallites.

Podabacia lankaensis.Sri Lanka.Showing corallites.

Podabacia lankaensis.  Sri Lanka.  Showing costae.

Podabacia lankaensis.Sri Lanka.Showing costae.