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Round starlet coral
Siderastrea siderea
(Ellis & Solander, 1786)

Description:
Large hemispherical boulders on the reef, up to 180 cm in diameter. Similar to Siderastrea radians , but the cups are shallower and larger. Cups to 5 mm across, with 50-60 septa per cup (S. siderea corallite).

Color:
Light brown.

Habitat:
Generally present above 40 m, common at about 10 m. At sheltered locations.

Distribution:
Common Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Round starlet coral (Siderastrea siderea)