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Oken, 1815

Mycedium robokaki (2)

Type species: Mycedium elephantotus (Pallas, 1766)

Total number of species estimated: 2

Characteristics: Corals zooxanthellate; encrusting to foliaceous. Polyps (corallites) conical and distinctly bent outward toward the corallum margin (Veron and Pichon, 1979). Colour cream, green or brown.

Ecology: Most common on reef slopes.

Range: Indo-West Pacific.

Additional remarks: The shape of the calices is very distinctive.

Key references: Veron and Pichon, 1979; Veron, 1986.

Genus Mycedium