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von Marenzeller, 1886

Lobophytum (4)

Type species: Lobophytum crassum von Marenzeller, 1886

Total number of species estimated: 50.

Description: Colonies with short wide stalk or encrusting. Polyparium with lobes or crests, sometimes flat. Polyps dimorphic. Sclerites of surface layer are clubs; sclerites of interior are capstans and spindles. Colour of colonies light yellow, beige, brown, greenish. Polyps often white. Zooxanthellae present.

Habitat: Shallow water.

Range: Widespread in tropical Indo-Pacific.

Genus Lobophytum