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Corallum morphology in Pocilloporiidae (according to Wood. 1983)
Genus Growth form Calice arrangement Coenosteum Corallite wall Verrucae Septa Skeleton
Seriatopora Slender branches with fine branch tips; branches may fuse In rows; usually well spaced Where present, covered with minute tubercles (invisible u/w) Rarely with small hoods - Usually 6 poorly developed septa -
Pocillopora Usually branched and with stout branch tips; occasionally massive or encrusting Not in rows; may be crowded Where present, covered with minute tubercles (invisible u/w) No projections Usually present 12 poorly developed septa Imperforate
Stylophora Not in rows; may be crowded With hood arched over calice - Usually 12 septa, 6 of which are developed Imperforate