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Cactus Coral

Mycetophyllia lamarckiana


Photo take a t -40 ft in a Caribbean reef this is a common brain shape. This species forms small round mounds, not plates, usually light brown or grey, more rarely green or brown, maximum colony diameter is about 30 cm.


Found on the coral reef from Florida all the Caribbean to Brazil.

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Hema 8 years ago

Lets go to the Wizard Of Oz, Carol.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Carol :)

CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

"If I only had a brain." HA! Great photos!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

That is correct Karen but is soft texture and it looks like a brain coral.

Seema 8 years ago

ya...looks like the convolutions of brain

KarenL 8 years ago

Looks more like a brain than a cactus to me!

Gerardo Aizpuru
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Spotted on Feb 19, 2012
Submitted on Feb 19, 2012

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