Cladocora arbuscula (Lesueur, 1821).

Photograph: The top photo is a close-up of an individual coralite with a scale bar of 1 mm.  The bottom photo is an entire colony image with a scale bar of approximately 5 mm.

Synonyms: None.

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: phaceloid
Colony Shape: branching
Budding Type: extramural
Corallite Diameter: ~3.0 mm
Number of septa per corallite: 36
Lobes: paliform lobes
Columella Structure: trabecular and discontinuous
Columella Width: 1 mm
Wall Structure: septothecal

Holotype: lost.


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Last updated on April 27, 1998-vab.