Coral Fact Sheets
Colonies are thick laminae with widely but uniformly spaced corallites. Corallites are well defined, immersed, and thick walled. Septa are in three cycles, the first of which is prominent. Costae are fine, equal, and have fine dentations.
Green or yellow, sometimes mottled.
Shallow reef environments.
Echinophyllia patula ,
Source reference: Veron (2000, as Echinophyllia taylorae). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).
Echinophyllia taylorae.Philippines.Detail of a large colony.Charlie Veron.
Echinophyllia taylorae.Philippines.Showing colony surface.
Echinophyllia taylorae.Philippines.Showing corallites.
Echinophyllia taylorae.Philippines.Showing corallite detail.