species: Cyphastrea decadia in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Cyphastrea decadia


©Anne Hoggett: Cyphastrea decadia on the wall of a cavern on the NE side of Lizard Island. Colony about 60 cm wide. Thanks to Joe Rowlett for identifying this colony.

©Anne Hoggett: Cyphastrea decadia on the wall of a cavern on the NE side of Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Cyphastrea decadia on the wall of a cavern on the NE side of Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Scleractinia
Family Merulinidae
Genus Cyphastrea
Species Cyphastrea decadia
Status least concern

Colours

                   

Distinguishing features

Brown, encrusting with short branches, tall rounded corallites and Acropora-like axial corallites.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Distribution


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