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Milne Edwards and Haime, 1849

Podabacia motuporensis (3)

Type species: Podabacia crustacea (Pallas, 1766)

Total number of species estimated: 3

Characteristics: Corals zooxanthellate, polystomatous (with multiple mouths), round, attached by stalk. Wall perforated. Septal teeth fine and lobate, costal spines small and slightly echinose. Colour cream or brown.

Ecology: Most common on reef slopes.

Range: Indo-West Pacific.

Additional remarks: A new, not yet described species has only been observed in western Indonesia.

Key references: Hoeksema, 1989, 1993a; Veron, 1990.

Genus Podabacia