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Acanthastrea echinata (Dana 1846) Pineapple Coral. Circular colonies tat are typically boulder-like. Septa with long, pointed teeth (most easily seen in live specimens). Brown, green to brightly colored. Red Sea 2019.



Pavona decussata (Dana 1846). Thick, interconnected upright plates that tend to flare out on upper margins. Individual polyps in small depressions, along irregular parallel lines. Indo-West Pacific; Red Sea to Australia. Red Sea 2019.



Genus Stylophora: Schweigger 1819, Finger, Cluster, Brush, Club Coral. Thick branches with rounded ends; conspicuous corallites all over, with septa and columella. This genus' skeleton (coenosteum) has peculiar small spines (spinules) and hooding on the distal (far end) of the corallites that give the whole a fuzzy appearance. Occur as brownish with pale ends, or pink to purplish with white tips. Wakatobi (S. Sulawesi), Indo. 2006.
 


Stylophora pistillata Exper 1797. Low growing, thick round branches with blunted rounded ends that enlarge, are submassive. Corallites immersed, hooded or spiny. Colored light brown to cream to pink, green... Indo-Mid Pacific; Red Sea, East Africa to S. Japan, Tuamotus. Red Sea 2019.
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