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Favia stelligera (Dana 1846). Colonies of round to columnar/colonial in appearance, sometimes a few meters across. Uniform septa and walls (not shared). Brown to green in color. Mauritius 2016

Genus Echinophyllia Klunzinger 1859: Highly variable in color,  encrusting or laminar colonies showing rounded ridges that are free of the substrate; folds with corallites occasionally rising,  pointed in different directions. An aggressive group of corals with strong stinging sweeper tentacles (note absence of other life around natural colonies below), at night when their tentacles are extended. Mauritius 2016
 


Genus Echinophyllia Klunzinger 1859: Highly variable in color,  encrusting or laminar colonies showing rounded ridges that are free of the substrate; folds with corallites occasionally rising,  pointed in different directions. An aggressive group of corals with strong stinging sweeper tentacles (note absence of other life around natural colonies below), at night when their tentacles are extended. Mauritius 2016
 


Rhodactis sp., Hairy Mushrooms. About 10 cm. across each polyp. Mauritius 2016. Di pic.
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