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Pocillopora danae

Verrill, 1864

Colonies may be over one metre across and are composed of irregular, mostly prostrate branches that tend to form a three dimensional tangle. Verrucae are widely spaced and irregular in size, although they remain distinct from branches.

Colour: Usually cream, brown or pink.

Habitat: Partly protected reef slopes.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species: Pocillopora damicornis , Pocillopora verrucosa

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Vaughan (1918)

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Pocillopora danae.  Papua New Guinea.  A colony exposed to moderate wave action.  Neville Coleman.

Pocillopora danae.Papua New Guinea.A colony exposed to moderate wave action.Neville Coleman.