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Maze coral
Meandrina meandrites
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Colonies form both hemispherical heads and flattened plates, up to 1 m in diameter. The ridges are formed by smooth, widely separated septa. There is a thin line along the ridge tops, where the septa come together. Large polyps extend during night (M. meandrites polyps).

Tan to yellow-brown and brown.

Corallites large, between 1 and 2 cm. Septal margins smooth. Columella lamellar.

Inhabit most reef environments, down to 80 m.

Common to occasional Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Maze coral (Meandrina meandrites)