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What are the twenty coral species commonly found in Hong Kong Marine Parks?

Classification of corals?

Description of twenty selected coral species commonly found within Hong Kong Marine Park Areas

Lithophyllon undulatum (Rehberg, 1892)

Family: Fungiidae
Genera: Lithophyllon
Species: undulatum
Field characteristics: Coral colonies form encrusting and overlapping plates. Horizontal plates are made up of ridges running from the centre of the coral to the margins, these ridges are actually the septa of the corallites. Corallites are distinctly white in colour and are distributed throughout the plates. However, no clear wall is found around the corallite. Tentacles are sometimes observed extended during the day, they are short and thick, and are positioned between the ridges. Colonies usually appear brown in colour and have lighter growing margins.
Abundance: Common
Distribution : Greater occurrence in the northeastern waters. Commonly found in Marine Parks.

Lithophyllon undulatum Lithophyllon undulatum
Lithophyllon undulatum 1 

Lithophyllon undulatum
Lithophyllon undulatum, tenticles extend during day time

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Last Review Date : 22 March 2017