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Family Dendrophylliidae

This diverse family includes the cup corals, having polyps with thick fleshy tentacles and large mouths.  Turbinaria corals may be confused with Astreopora which are covered by granular papillae.

 

INDO-PACIFIC

 Turbinaria peltata

PAGODA or TURBAN CUP CORAL

 

 Turbinaria reniformis

YELLOW LETTUCE CORAL