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Barabattoia laddi

(Wells, 1954)

Colonies are clusters of tubular corallites. Budding is extratentacular. Corallites bifurcate at approximately 10 millimetre intervals and frequently join. Costae are in two alternating orders and are strongly beaded.

Colour: Pale brown.

Habitat: Recorded only from shallow lagoons.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Wells (1954).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Barabattoia laddi.  Cook Islands, south-western Pacific.  A small colony showing extreme development of plocoid corallites.  Gustav Paulay.

Barabattoia laddi.Cook Islands, south-western Pacific.A small colony showing extreme development of plocoid corallites.Gustav Paulay.

Barabattoia laddi.  Indonesia.  A Montastrea-like colony with compact corallites.  Jim Maragos.

Barabattoia laddi.Indonesia.A Montastrea-like colony with compact corallites.Jim Maragos.

Barabattoia laddi.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Barabattoia laddi.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.