831 species

Stylocoeniella guentheri

(Bassett-Smith, 1890)


Yabe and Sugiyama, 1935

Characters: Colonies are encrusting, knobby, rarely columnar. Corallites are widely spaced and are flush with the coenosteum. Septa are in two unequal cycles. Coenosteum styles are small but distinctive.

Colour: Dark or pale greenish-brown, or mottled dark green, usually with white polyps.

Similar Species: Stylocoeniella armata.

Habitat: Large colonies (greater than 0.5 metres across) are usually found only in high latitude environments.

Abundance: Uncommon, but more abundant than other Stylocoeniella species.

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