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Stylophora danae

Milne Edwards and Haime, 1850

Colonies have low prostrate branches which irregularly fuse. Corallites are conical with hoods either absent or weakly developed and facing different directions. They have style-like columellae and six short septa.

Colour: Brown.

Habitat: Sloping rock faces.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Stylophora pistillata

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Scheer and Pillai (1983).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Stylophora danae.  Red Sea.  Colonies usually consist of horizontal branches.  Charlie Veron.

Stylophora danae.Red Sea.Colonies usually consist of horizontal branches.Charlie Veron.

Stylophora danae.  Red Sea.  The common growth-form of colonies growing on vertical substrates.  Charlie Veron.

Stylophora danae.Red Sea.The common growth-form of colonies growing on vertical substrates.Charlie Veron.

Stylophora danae.  Red Sea.  Surface detail of branches.  Charlie Veron.

Stylophora danae.Red Sea.Surface detail of branches.Charlie Veron.

Stylophora danae.  Southern Red Sea.  Showing branching pattern.

Stylophora danae.Southern Red Sea.Showing branching pattern.

Stylophora danae.  Red Sea.  Showing branches.

Stylophora danae.Red Sea.Showing branches.