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Mycedium robokaki

Moll and Borel-Best, 1984

Colonies are composed of small, thin (5-8 mm thick), unifacial laminae, usually with non-wavy margins. Corallites are small (4-6 mm diameter), strongly inclined on the laminae and are sometimes arranged concentrically. Septo-costae are compact, in 2 or 3 orders and have ornamented spines.

Colour: Tan or pinkish, with pale margins to laminae.

Habitat: Reef environments protected from strong wave action.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Moll and Borel-Best (1984). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Mycedium robokaki.  Philippines.  A large colony formed of whorls of laminae.  Charlie Veron.

Mycedium robokaki.Philippines.A large colony formed of whorls of laminae.Charlie Veron.

Mycedium robokaki.  Papua New Guinea.  Surface of fronds.  Jim Maragos.

Mycedium robokaki.Papua New Guinea.Surface of fronds.Jim Maragos.

Mycedium robokaki.  Philippines.  Surface of fronds.  Doug Fenner.

Mycedium robokaki.Philippines.Surface of fronds.Doug Fenner.

Mycedium robokaki.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Mycedium robokaki.Philippines.Showing corallites.

Mycedium robokaki.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Mycedium robokaki.Philippines.Showing corallites.

Mycedium robokaki.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Mycedium robokaki.Philippines.Showing corallites.