Manicina areolata. (Linnaeus, ). Colonies are either free-living or attached; the former have a cone-shaped undersurface. Small colonies are oval shaped. Description, classification, synonyms, distribution map and images of Manicina areolata – Rose coral. Manicina areolata. (Linnaeus ). Brain coral, small colonies, but very broad and deep valleys. Many colonies consist only of one valley, sometimes with a.

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Many are not attached to the substrate.

Marine Species Identification Portal. A juvenile colony with mouths forming.

They occur as isolated individual colonies, in patch reefs, fringing reefs, and barrier reefs. Surface detail of valleys. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details may not fully reflect the modified file. Manicina areolata Linnaeus, [2]. The polyps sit in corallites stony cups in the valleys from which fine septa transverse ridges extend in several series up to the summit of the walls on either side.

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Septa are thick and even. This page was last edited on 18 Septemberat Manicina areolata Linnaeus, Retrieved from ” https: Rose coral is tolerant of a wide range of salinities and temperature variations and some degree of sedimentation. It is a common species and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated it as being of ” least concern “.


They consist of individuals or colonies of gelatinous polyps that secrete hard skeletons of aragonite CaCO3. Many colonies consist only of one valley, sometimes with a few short side lobes or side branches.

It could be confused with a small Colpophyllia which has mnaicina spaces between the septa and a discontinuous trabecular columella along the valley floor.

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The shallow-water stony corals of the Netherlands Antilles. The thickness of the septa in the different cycles is unequal, and the thickness of the costae is unequal as well. Fertilisation is internal and the larvae are brooded inside the colony for two weeks before being released simultaneously on the night of the new moon.

Small colonies are oval shaped and consist of a central axial valley with short side valleys. The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file pages on other projects are not listed:. The second form consists of hemispherical heads with winding valleys and ridges, and a flattish underside. Subtidal seagrass beds where colonies are small and free-living, also shallow reef environments where colonies are attached and become hemispherical.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Usually uniform pale orange-brown but may be a variety manicia browns, greys and greens with contrasting colours of valleys and walls. Information from its description page there is shown below. All Fact Sheets Areolxta areolata Manicina areolata Linnaeus, Colonies are either free-living or attached; the former have a cone-shaped undersurface.

Where there is more than one valley, the intervening walls have grooves running along the top.


Budding is intracalicular, occurring within the whorl of tentacles of the polyp. Retrieved 19 August This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it.

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Rose coral Manicina areolata Linnaeus, Description: You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not nanicina any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

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Views Read Edit View history. Manicina areolatacommonly known as rose coralis a colonial species manicna stony coral. Colonies commonly occur in seagrass, rubble or even sand.

Brown to yellow-brown, gray or green. Interactive Guide to Caribbean Diving. This is the most common colouration of colonies in shallow water.

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