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Brain, Meat, Pineapple  Corals,  Family Mussidae, Pt. 5

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By Bob Fenner


Genus Mussa Oken 1815. Monotypic, only found in the tropical West Atlantic.  

Mussa angulosa (Pallas 1766), Spiny Flower Coral. Large, fleshy polyps that are well-separated. When retracted, skeletal elements/septa appear spiny. To two feet in diameter tightly packed dome shapes. Occur in greens, blues, reds, browns. Below: Bahamas images of  larger, smaller colonies and a close-up by Di.F in Cozumel. 
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