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Family: Mussidae (See list of species below)

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49 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)


Acanthastrea bowerbanki
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Acanthastrea brevis
[Starry cup coral]


Acanthastrea echinata
[Purple bullseye]


Acanthastrea faviaformis
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Acanthastrea hemprichii
[Hemprich' brain coral]


Acanthastrea hillae
[]


Acanthastrea ishigakiensis
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Acanthastrea lordhowensis
[Closed brain coral]


Acanthastrea maxima
[]
No picture found

Acanthastrea minuta
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Acanthastrea regularis
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Acanthastrea rotundoflora
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Acanthastrea subechinata
[]
No picture found

Australomussa rowleyensis
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Cynarina lacrymalis
[]
No picture found

Indophyllia macassarensis
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Isophyllia rigida
[Rough star coral]


Isophyllia sinuosa
[Sinuous cactus coral]


Lobophyllia corymbosa
[Brain root coral]
No picture found

Lobophyllia costata
[Lobed cup coral]


Lobophyllia dentatus
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Lobophyllia diminuta
[]


Lobophyllia flabelliformis
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Lobophyllia hataii
[Scleractinian coral]


Lobophyllia hemprichii
[Largebrain root coral]


Lobophyllia pachysepta
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Lobophyllia robusta
[Lobed cactus coral]


Lobophyllia serratus
[]


Micromussa amakusensis
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Micromussa diminuta
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Micromussa minuta
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Mussa angulosa
[Large flower coral]
No picture found

Mycetophyllia aliciae
[Knobby cactus coral]
No picture found

Mycetophyllia danaana
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Mycetophyllia ferox
[Rough cactus coral]


Mycetophyllia lamarckiana
[Ridged cactus coral]


Mycetophyllia reesi
[Ridgeless cactus coral]
No picture found

Scolymia australis
[]


Scolymia cubensis
[Artichoke coral]
No picture found

Scolymia lacera
[Atlantic mushroom coral]


Scolymia vitiensis
[]
No picture found

Scolymia wellsi
[]


Symphyllia agaricia
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Symphyllia erythraea
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Symphyllia hassi
[Sinuous cup coral]


Symphyllia radians
[]


Symphyllia recta
[]


Symphyllia valenciennesii
[Snake brain coral]
No picture found

Symphyllia wilsoni
[]
49 Species of Family Mussidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Acanthastrea bowerbanki Indo-West Pacific
Acanthastrea brevis Starry cup coral Indo-West Pacific
Acanthastrea echinata Purple bullseye Indo-Pacific
Acanthastrea faviaformis Indo-West Pacific
Acanthastrea hemprichii Hemprich' brain coral Indo-West Pacific
Acanthastrea hillae Indo-West Pacific
Acanthastrea ishigakiensis Indo-West Pacific
Acanthastrea lordhowensis Closed brain coral Indo-West Pacific
Acanthastrea maxima Western Indian Ocean
Acanthastrea minuta Western Central Pacific
Acanthastrea regularis Indo-West Pacific
Acanthastrea rotundoflora Indo-West Pacific
Acanthastrea subechinata Indo-West Pacific
Australomussa rowleyensis Indo-West Pacific
Cynarina lacrymalis Indo-Pacific
Indophyllia macassarensis Indo-West Pacific
Isophyllia rigida Rough star coral Western Central Atlantic
Isophyllia sinuosa Sinuous cactus coral Western Central Atlantic
Lobophyllia corymbosa Brain root coral Indo-Pacific 100 COLD
Lobophyllia costata Lobed cup coral Western Central Pacific.
Lobophyllia dentatus Indo-West Pacific
Lobophyllia diminuta Indo-West Pacific
Lobophyllia flabelliformis Indo-West Pacific
Lobophyllia hataii Scleractinian coral Indo-West Pacific
Lobophyllia hemprichii Largebrain root coral Indo-Pacific 5
Lobophyllia pachysepta Indo-West Pacific
Lobophyllia robusta Lobed cactus coral Indo-West Pacific
Lobophyllia serratus Indo-West Pacific
Micromussa amakusensis Indo-West Pacific
Micromussa diminuta Indo-West Pacific
Micromussa minuta Indo-West Pacific
Mussa angulosa Large flower coral Western Central Atlantic
Mycetophyllia aliciae Knobby cactus coral Western Central Atlantic
Mycetophyllia danaana Western Central Pacific
Mycetophyllia ferox Rough cactus coral Western Atlantic
Mycetophyllia lamarckiana Ridged cactus coral Western Atlantic
Mycetophyllia reesi Ridgeless cactus coral Western Central Atlantic
Scolymia australis Indo-West Pacific
Scolymia cubensis Artichoke coral Central Western Atlantic
Scolymia lacera Atlantic mushroom coral Western Atlantic
Scolymia vitiensis Indo-Pacific
Scolymia wellsi Western Atlantic
Symphyllia agaricia Indo- Pacific
Symphyllia erythraea Western Indian Ocean
Symphyllia hassi Sinuous cup coral Indo-West Pacific
Symphyllia radians Indo-Pacific
Symphyllia recta Indo-Pacific
Symphyllia valenciennesii Snake brain coral Indo-Pacific
Symphyllia wilsoni Eastern Indian Ocean to S



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