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Stylocoeniella cocosensis

Veron, 1990

Colonies are small and encrusting. Corallites are irregularly exsert and less than one millimetre diameter. Septa are in two subequal cycles. Columellae are small. Coenosteum spinules are fine. Coenosteum styles are small or absent.

Colour: Yellowish-green.

Habitat: Reef environments, especially under overhangs.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (1990b). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Stylocoeniella cocosensis.  Philippines.  Surface of an encrusting colony, showing fine coenosteum spinules and few coenosteum styles.  Charlie Veron.

Stylocoeniella cocosensis.Philippines.Surface of an encrusting colony, showing fine coenosteum spinules and few coenosteum styles.Charlie Veron.

Stylocoeniella cocosensis.  Cocos Keeling Islands, Indian Ocean.  Showing corallites.

Stylocoeniella cocosensis.Cocos Keeling Islands, Indian Ocean.Showing corallites.

Stylocoeniella cocosensis.  Cocos Keeling Islands, Indian Ocean.  Showing corallites.

Stylocoeniella cocosensis.Cocos Keeling Islands, Indian Ocean.Showing corallites.

Stylocoeniella cocosensis.  Cocos Keeling Islands, Indian Ocean.  Showing corallites.

Stylocoeniella cocosensis.Cocos Keeling Islands, Indian Ocean.Showing corallites.