831 species

Stylocoeniella armata

(Ehrenberg, 1834)


Yabe and Sugiyama, 1935

Characters: Colonies are encrusting. Corallites are widely spaced and form excavations in the coenosteum. Septa are in two equal or subequal cycles. Each corallite has a prominent coenosteum style.

Colour: Dark or bright red, brown or green.

Similar Species: Stylocoeniella guentheri, which has smaller corallites with less prominent coenosteum styles. See also Madracis kirbyi and Poritipora paliformis.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Rare, cryptic.

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