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Long mushroom corals
How to tell them apart?
updated Nov 2019
These elongated mushroom corals that lie unattached to the ground may look similar at first glance. Here's more on how to tell them apart.
Mole mushroom hard coral
Central groove may not be distinct.
Short, petal-shaped walls that
form radial patterns, instead of parallel lines. Tentacles tiny
Tongue mushroom hard coral
Long distinct central groove.
Walls in several short overlapping lines running perpendicular to central groove to the edge. Tentacles tiny.
Feather mushroom hard coral
Long distinct central furrow.
Walls in thin generally unbroken
lines running perpendicular
to central groove to the edge. Tentacles tiny, very sparse.
Oval mushroom coral
Central furrow distinct in various lengths.
Walls in several long overlapping lines running perpendicular to central groove to the edge. Wall teeth tiny not obvious when covered by tissue. Tentacles tiny.
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