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Podabacia sinai

Veron, 2000

Colonies are attached, laminar, unifacial and may form tiers. Plates usually have lobed margins and commonly have radiating costal ridges. Corallites are small and not inclined towards the plate margins. Septo-costae are similar to those of Halomitra.

Colour: Pale brown with white margins.

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Podabacia crustacea , 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 sinai.  Red Sea.  A fully developed colony consisting of tiered plates.  Mary Stafford-Smith.

Podabacia sinai.Red Sea.A fully developed colony consisting of tiered plates.Mary Stafford-Smith.

Podabacia sinai.  Red Sea.  A colony on a lower reef slope.  Mary Stafford-Smith.

Podabacia sinai.Red Sea.A colony on a lower reef slope.Mary Stafford-Smith.

Podabacia sinai.  Red Sea.  Most colonies consist of contorted plates, often with lobed margins.  Charlie Veron.

Podabacia sinai.Red Sea.Most colonies consist of contorted plates, often with lobed margins.Charlie Veron.

Podabacia sinai.  Red Sea.  A colony in a habitat exposed to wave action.  Charlie Veron.

Podabacia sinai.Red Sea.A colony in a habitat exposed to wave action.Charlie Veron.

Podabacia sinai.  Red Sea.  Surface detail of a plate.  Charlie Veron.

Podabacia sinai.Red Sea.Surface detail of a plate.Charlie Veron.

Podabacia sinai.  Red Sea.  Showing colony surface.

Podabacia sinai.Red Sea.Showing colony surface.

Podabacia sinai.  Red Sea.  Showing frond surface.

Podabacia sinai.Red Sea.Showing frond surface.

Podabacia sinai.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Podabacia sinai.Red Sea.Showing corallites.

Podabacia sinai.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Podabacia sinai.Red Sea.Showing corallites.

Podabacia sinai.  Red Sea.  Showing corallite detail.

Podabacia sinai.Red Sea.Showing corallite detail.