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Cactus Coral

Mycetophyllia lamarckiana

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

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6 Comments

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Lets go to the Wizard Of Oz, Carol.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Carol :)

CarolSnowMilne
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
Seema 8 years ago

ya...looks like the convolutions of brain

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Looks more like a brain than a cactus to me!

Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru

Mexico

Spotted on Feb 19, 2012
Submitted on Feb 19, 2012

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