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Vaughan, 1918

Coeloseris mayeri (11)

Type species: Coeloseris mayeri Vaughan, 1918.

Total number of species estimated: 1

Characteristics: Corals zooxanthellate; massive. Polyps (corallites) with distinct walls, 3-7 mm in diameter, deeply immersed, no columella (Veron and Pichon, 1979). Colour cream, light to dark brown.

Ecology: On reef flats and upper reef slopes.

Range: East Indian Ocean and West-Pacific, from Andaman Sea to Samoa.

Additional remarks: Resembles some Pavona species but has more distinct calices.

Key references: Veron and Pichon, 1979; Veron, 1986, 2000.

Genus Coeloseris