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

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).

Light brown.

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

Common Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Round starlet coral (Siderastrea siderea)