Stylophora Pistillata - Cat's Paw/Club Foot Coral #03103
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4.5 x 3 x 5.5
Colonies are branching with blunt-ended branches becoming thick and submassive. Corallites are immersed, conical or hooded. They have a solid style-like columella, six primary septa which may be short or fused with the columella, and sometimes six short secondary septa. The coenosteum is covered by fine spinules.
Common Color: Uniform cream, pink, blue (which may photograph pink) or green.
Habitat: Primarily in shallow water reef environments exposed to strong wave action.
Abundance: Common; may be a dominant species on exposed reef fronts.
Similar species: Stylophora danae , Stylophora subseriata