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  Common Lettuce Coral

 

Thailand

Attached to the rock in the center of this photo is a Common Lettuce Coral in the juvenile stage.

 

It belongs to the family Pectiniidae, i.e. Chalice Corals, and it at this stage still has a rather chalice-like shape. The large coral above it is a Mushroom Coral (fig.).

See also POSTAGE STAMP.

 

  Common Lettuce Coral