Manicina areolata. (Linnaeus, ). Colonies are either free-living or attached; the former have a cone-shaped undersurface. Small colonies are oval shaped. Description, classification, synonyms, distribution map and images of Manicina areolata – Rose coral. Manicina areolata. (Linnaeus ). Brain coral, small colonies, but very broad and deep valleys. Many colonies consist only of one valley, sometimes with a.

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It is found on soft sediments, cobble or rubble, on fore-reef and back-reef slopes and in sea grass meadows. Small colonies are oval shaped and consist of a central axial valley with short side valleys.

Brown to yellow-brown, gray or green. The small elliptical colonies inhabit areas of coral rubble, and Turtle grass Thalassia testudinumand are often unattached. New World Publications, Inc.

You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. This image was originally posted to Flickr by jsj at https: All Fact Sheets Manicina areolata Manicina areolata Linnaeus, Colonies are either free-living or attached; the former have a cone-shaped undersurface. The colonies are small, often less than 10 cm.

They consist of individuals or colonies of gelatinous polyps that secrete hard skeletons of aragonite CaCO3.

The thickness of the septa in the different cycles is unequal, and the thickness of the costae is unequal as well.

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WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Manicina areolata (Linnaeus, )

Madrepora areolata Linnaeus, Common to occasional Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean. This image appeared on Wikipedia’s Main Page in the Did you know?

Map displaying probable distribution of species. This species occurs into two distinct growth forms. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A juvenile colony with mouths forming. Scleractinian corals have stinging cells nematocysts in their tentacles that paralyze prey.

Subtidal seagrass beds where colonies are small and free-living, also shallow reef environments where colonies are attached and become hemispherical. Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved 15 January Information from its description page there is areolaa below.

Ridges and valleys are often of contrasting shades or different color. This is the most common colouration of colonies in shallow water.

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Retrieved from ” https: Manicina areolata Linnaeus, [2]. Some individuals form small, solid hemispherical heads while others are small, cone-shaped structures that are not attached to the seabed.

The valleys are very wide, often between 10 and 15 mm. Many colonies consist only of one valley, sometimes with a few short side lobes or side branches. Colonies commonly occur in seagrass, rubble or even sand.


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It could be confused areolaya a small Colpophyllia which has more spaces between the septa and a discontinuous trabecular columella along the valley floor.

The following other wikis use this file: It was reviewed on 3 Maniciba by FlickreviewR and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by The unattached cone-shaped form of Manicina maniicina can right itself if overturned by a fish, current or wave action.

The surface of the coral consists of long meandering walls with wide intervening valleys.

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ColinHumann The colour of this coral is yellowish-brown, tan or dark brown, often with the valleys and walls being contrasting colours. The polyps share an elongate oral disc with the tentacles round the rim. Transferred from Flickr via Flickr2Commons. Interactive Guide to Caribbean Diving. It occurs in shallow water in the West Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, sometimes as small solid heads and sometimes as unattached cone-shaped forms. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. RoosZlatarski and EstalellaCairns The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file pages on other projects are not listed:.