Montastraea cavernosa (Linnaeus, 1767)

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Photograph: For a field photo.

Synonyms: None.

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: plocoid
Colony Shape: massive, mound-shaped
Colony Surface: smooth
Budding Type: extramural
Corallite Diameter: 5.5-6.5 mm
Coenosteum texture: rectangular
Number of Septa per Corallite: 38-48
Costae: well developed
Columella Structure: trabecular
Wall Structure: septothecal


Recent: Caribbean

Last updated on February 15, 1997-afb.

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