Raspberry Eye Robokaki Coral

Mycedium robokaki

Mycedium robokaki is a species of coral of the familly Merulinidae.
Mycedium robokaki-close-up Batu Lubang Besar, Lembeh. Geotagged,Indonesia,Mycedium robokaki,Raspberry Eye Robokaki Coral,Spring

Appearance

Characters: Colonies are composed of small, thin (5-8 mm thick), unifacial laminae, usually with non-wavy margins. Corallites are small (4-6 mm diameter), strongly inclined on the laminae and are sometimes arranged concentrically. Septo-costae are compact, in 2 or 3 orders and have ornamented spines.

Colour: Tan or pinkish, with pale margins to laminae.
Mycedium robokaki - Raspberry Eye Robokaki Coral Batu Lubang Besar, Lembeh. Geotagged,Indonesia,Mycedium robokaki,Raspberry Eye Robokaki Coral,Spring

Distribution

Indo-Pacific.
Mycedium robokaki - Raspberry Eye Robokaki Coral Coconut Garden, Lembeh.
With a tiny Michel's goby cruising by. The ID for the goby is here below, from a different spotting:
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/64252/michels_ghost_goby_pleurosicya_micheli.html Geotagged,Indonesia,Mycedium robokaki,Raspberry Eye Robokaki Coral,Spring

Status

Least Concern.

Habitat

Reef environments protected from strong wave action. In nature the robokaki chalice is found in moderate energy environments that are not too bright, not too clean and not to much water flow.

References:

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http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=287735
http://www.coralsoftheworld.org/species_factsheets/species_factsheet_summary/mycedium-robokaki/
https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/133316/3685993
https://www.liveaquaria.com/product/3534/?pcatid=3534
https://reefbuilders.com/2012/08/01/mycedium-robokaki-chalice/
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionCnidaria
ClassAnthozoa
OrderScleractinia
FamilyMerulinidae
GenusMycedium
SpeciesMycedium robokaki
Photographed in
Indonesia