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Mustard hill coral

Porites astreoides

Lamarck, 1816

Mustard hill coral

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Summary

Corals. Encrusting plates in shallow zones, rounded heads in deeper water with small polyps.

To be confused with

- This plate form can be confused with Honeycomb plate coral Porites colonensis

Characteristics

Size:  Up to 60 cm in diameter.
Colour:  Usually yellow, green, gray or light brown in shallow water and gray to chocolate brown in deeper water.
Shape:  Encrusting plates in shallow zones, rounded heads in deeper water. Surface with evenly spaced small individuals.

Habitat environment and ecology

In all reef environments, commonly between 5 and 25 meter.

Distribution range

BES-eilanden: Bonaire, St. Eustatius.

Author

[Floris Bennema, may 2016]

Literature

- Humann, P., & DeLoach, N. (2013). Reef Coral Identification:  Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas (p 276). Third edition. Jacksonville (FL): New World Publications.
-  Coralpedia,your guide to Caribbean Corals and sponges. University of Warwick. 
-  Interactive Guide to Caribbean Diving. M. De Kluijver, G. Gijswijt, R. de Leon & I. daCunda. 


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