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Corallum morphology in Astrocoeniidae (according to Wood. 1983)
Genus Growth form Calice arrangement Coenosteum Corallite wall Verrucae Septa Skeleton
Paluastrea Moderately stout branches with rounded or slightly knobbed ends Not in rows; may be crowded Where present, covered with minute tubercles (invisible u/w) Maybe circle of granules - 12 septa; 6 broad & well developed Imperforate
Madracis Encrusting, submassive or branched Not in rows; may be crowded Where present, covered with minute tubercles (invisible u/w) Well formed from ridge of fused granules - Usually 10 well developed septa Imperforate
Stylocoeniella Usually encrusting, ocasionally semi-massive Not in rows; may be crowded or well spaced Minute spines No hood, but often small pillar b/w the calices - 6 or 12 well developed septa Imperforate