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Family Mussidae

INDO-PACIFIC

Cynarina lacrymalis

Tutuila, American Samoa

BUTTON, DONUT, or CAT'S EYE CORAL

Uncommon under ledges or on sand in deep water.  Solitary & fleshy, usually attached by a short column, color variable.  Indo-Pacific, Red Sea to Japan and Samoa.

All coral skeletons illustrated are from scientific collections taken prior to 1998.