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Echinophyllia taylorae

Veron, 2000

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.

Colour: Green or yellow, sometimes mottled.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Echinophyllia patula , Echinopora gemmacea

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000, as Echinophyllia taylorae). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Echinophyllia taylorae.  Philippines.  Detail of a large colony.  Charlie Veron.

Echinophyllia taylorae.Philippines.Detail of a large colony.Charlie Veron.

Echinophyllia taylorae.  Philippines.  Showing colony surface.

Echinophyllia taylorae.Philippines.Showing colony surface.

Echinophyllia taylorae.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Echinophyllia taylorae.Philippines.Showing corallites.

Echinophyllia taylorae.  Philippines.  Showing corallite detail.

Echinophyllia taylorae.Philippines.Showing corallite detail.