Podabacia lankaensis   Veron  2002 (Hard Coral)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Hexacorallia
Order:Scleractinia
Family:Fungiidae

Description
Color: Grey-brown with white margins

Colonies are loosely attached or free-living, encrusting or laminar, and unifacial, with irregularly lobed margins and an irregularly contorted surface. There is no central corallite. Peripheral corallites are inclined towards the plate margins. Septo-costae are similar to those of Halomitra.

Similar species: This species combines various characters of Lithophyllon, Podabacia and Halomitra.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
Trophic Level:  Consumer

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands,Rail island (Lat: 12.98) (Long: 92.9) INDIA (Depth: 7m mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at - http://www.reefindia.org/
  • Veron, JEN (2000) Corals of the world Australian Institute of Marine Science, Australia 2 429 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Wafar, MVM and Wafar, S (2001) 101 questions on corals: Towards awareness National Institute of Oceanography, Goa and Administration of the U.T. of Lakshadweep 81 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Mondal, T; Raghunathan, C and Ramakrishna (2011) Notes on three new records of scleractinian corals from Andaman Islands Journal of Oceanography and Marine Science Academic Journals 2(5) 122-126 Available at - NIO, Goa

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