831 species

Madracis mirabilis

(Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860)


Milne Edwards and Haime, 1849

Characters: Colonies are branching. Corallites are widely separated, sometimes angular in outline, with a solid conical columella. Usually ten septa are present and these are fused with the columella. The coenosteum has fine spinules which sometimes form a ridge between corallites. Tentacles are extended day and night.

Colour: Light yellow, cream or pale brown.

Similar Species: Madracis decactis.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

Taxonomic Note: The case for replacing this well-established name with Madracis auretenra is inadequately supported.

Taxonomic References: Roos (1971);

COTW History since Veron (2000a)
  • Family: All families are currently under review
  • Genus/species: No change