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Stylophora mamillata

Scheer and Pillai, 1983

Colonies are small (less than 0.1 metre across) and encrusting. The surface has small (approximately 8 mm diameter) mounds which do not develop into branches. Corallites have well developed hoods facing different directions. They have style-like columellae and septa in two unequal cycles.

Colour: Usually cream or pinkish.

Habitat: Found only on vertical surfaces of mid- to lower reef slopes.

Abundance: Uncommon but distinctive.

Similar species: " "

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Scheer and Pillai (1983). Additional identification guide: Sheppard and Sheppard (1991).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Stylophora mamillata.  Red Sea.  Small encrusting colonies on a vertical substrate.  Charlie Veron.

Stylophora mamillata.Red Sea.Small encrusting colonies on a vertical substrate.Charlie Veron.

Stylophora mamillata.  Red Sea.  Mounds on the colony surface seldom get more branch-like then this.  Charlie Veron.

Stylophora mamillata.Red Sea.Mounds on the colony surface seldom get more branch-like then this.Charlie Veron.

Stylophora mamillata.  Red Sea.  Surface detail.  Charlie Veron.

Stylophora mamillata.Red Sea.Surface detail.Charlie Veron.

Stylophora mamillata.  Red Sea.  Showing colony surface.

Stylophora mamillata.Red Sea.Showing colony surface.

Stylophora mamillata.  Red Sea.  Showing colony surface.

Stylophora mamillata.Red Sea.Showing colony surface.

Stylophora mamillata.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Stylophora mamillata.Red Sea.Showing corallites.