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Larger Star Coral

Favites abdita

Description:

The colonies of this stony coral species are massive, shaped either like domes or hillocks, and growing to a diameter of about 1m. They are colored pale brown (darker in turbid waters) with green oral discs. This coral is also called Secret Coral and Pineapple Coral.

Habitat:

Widespread in the Indo-Pacific region, at depths of 5 to 10m.

Notes:

The 4th photo is obviously of a different colony, and I included it to show why this species is sometimes called "Pineapple Coral".

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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 8, 2012
Submitted on Jul 8, 2012

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