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Fossil Cladocora coral (κοράλι Κλαδοκόρα)

Cladocora caespitosa


A fossilized Cladocora caespitosa coral, spotted in Malaki beach, Pagasitikos gulf, Greece.


This species is endemic to the Mediterranean Sea, where it is attested already in the Upper Pliocene. It is common on rocky seabeds between a few metres and 60 metres in depth. This species forms the only true coral reef in the Mediterranean Sea, which is located in the marine lagoon of Veliko Jezero, in the marine reserve of Mljet island, Croatia.

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Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Θεσσαλίας - Στερεάς Ελλάδας, Greece

Spotted on Jan 24, 2016
Submitted on Feb 5, 2016

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