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Halomitra clavator

Hoeksema, 1989

Colonies are free-living, irregular and dome- or bell-shaped or flat. They are usually attached to the substrate. They are thin and fragile. Septa have distinctive knob-shaped teeth. They are mostly perpendicular to the colony margin, but are sometimes in two or more groups, one group being perpendicular to the colony margin.

Colour: Brown with pale margins. Corallite centres may be white.

Habitat: Sheltered habitats.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Halomitra meierae , Halomitra pileus , Zoopilus echinatus

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Hoeksema (1989).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Halomitra clavator.  Indonesia.  Corallite centre with radiating costae.  Doug Fenner.

Halomitra clavator.Indonesia.Corallite centre with radiating costae.Doug Fenner.

Halomitra clavator.  Micronesia.  Forming plates.  Gustav Paulay.

Halomitra clavator.Micronesia.Forming plates.Gustav Paulay.

Halomitra clavator.  Indonesia.  Showing corallites.

Halomitra clavator.Indonesia.Showing corallites.

Halomitra clavator.  Indonesia.  Showing corallites.

Halomitra clavator.Indonesia.Showing corallites.

Halomitra clavator.  Indonesia.  Showing corallites.

Halomitra clavator.Indonesia.Showing corallites.

Halomitra clavator.  Indonesia.  Showing upper surface.

Halomitra clavator.Indonesia.Showing upper surface.

Halomitra clavator.  Indonesia.  Showing central corallite.

Halomitra clavator.Indonesia.Showing central corallite.

Halomitra clavator.  Indonesia.  Showing peripheral corallites.

Halomitra clavator.Indonesia.Showing peripheral corallites.