831 species

Schizoculina fissipara

(Milne Edwards and Haime, 1850)


Wells, 1937

Characters: Encrusting to branching, sometimes over one metre across. Branching is primarily upright. Corallites are circular, up to 4-5 millimetres diameter but are occasionally linked in a series. Budding is extratentacular. A paliform crown is present.

Colour: Light brown or blue-grey.

Similar Species: Schizoculina africana.

Habitat: Rocky foreshores up to 35 metres deep.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Taxonomic Note: Little studied species.

Taxonomic References: Laborel (1974); Veron (2000a);

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