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Pearl Bubble Coral

Physogyra lichtensteini (Milne Edwards & Haime 1851)

Biology

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zooxanthellate
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bibliographic citation
Veron, J. E. N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em> Veron, J. E. N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em> van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO).
Contributor
Jacob van der Land [email]

Description

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Colonies are meandroid with short, widely separated valleys interconnected with a light blistery coenosteum. Septa are large, imperforate. Columellae are absent. Polyps are extended only at night. During the day the whole colony surface is covered with a mass of vesicles the size and shape of grapes. These retract when disturbed. Colour: pale grey, sometimes dull green. Abundance: common in protected habitats, such as crevices and overhangs, especially in turbid water with tidal currents. (Veron, 1986 <57>) Similar to Plerogyra sinuosa, but vesicles are smaller. Corallites winding or meandering. Habitat: protected crevices, caves and under overhangs. (Richmond, 1997)
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cc-by-4.0
copyright
WoRMS Editorial Board
bibliographic citation
Veron, J. E. N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em> Veron, J. E. N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em> van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO).
Contributor
Edward Vanden Berghe [email]