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What is the simple key to identify common coral species in this field guide?

Dichotomous Key in identifying twenty selected scleractinian corals within the Marine Parks in HK

Plate like growing corals

Plates are vertical P. decussata
P. decussata
 
   
Have ridges, striated appearance Lithophyllon undulatum
Lithophyllon undulatum
 
   
Corallites very tiny, hardly visible Montipora peltiformis
Montipora peltiformis
 
   
Corallites large and circular with polyps extending during the day? T.peltata
T.peltata
 
   
Corallites are large and toothy especially in the centre of the colonies, polyps do not extend during the day E.aspera
E.aspera
 
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Last Review Date : 22 March 2017