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"Genus Madrepora Linnaeus, 1758

 

 

Diagnosis. Colonial, extratentacular budding forming dendroid colonies. Coenosteum dense, no

 

costae, corallites filled internally by stereome. No pali; columella spongy or absent.

 

 

Type-species: Madrepora oculata Linnaeus, 1758, by subsequent designation (Verrill, 1901)." Cairns 1982, p. 13.

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Source: Antarctic Invertebrates Website (NMNH)

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