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Indophyllia macassarensis

Best and Hoeksema, 1987

Solitary, free-living when mature, up to 45 millimetres diameter. Walls are indistinct beneath the septo-costae, which are in three orders. Teeth are large and lobed. Columellae are broad and compact. A paliform crown may be distinguishable. Tentacles are fleshy and transparent, making it possible to see the underlying skeleton.

Colour: Brown.

Habitat: Deep sandy substrates where other free-living corals are found.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Cynarina lacrymalis

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Borel-Best and Hoeksema (1987).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Indophyllia macassarensis.  Indonesia.  Showing corallites.

Indophyllia macassarensis.Indonesia.Showing corallites.

Indophyllia macassarensis.  Indonesia.  Showing costae.

Indophyllia macassarensis.Indonesia.Showing costae.

Indophyllia macassarensis.  Indonesia.  Showing growth stages.

Indophyllia macassarensis.Indonesia.Showing growth stages.