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Family Mussidae

WESTERN ATLANTIC

Mussa angulosa

Commensal crabs, Benwood wreck, Key Largo, 40 feet

SPINY FLOWER CORAL

Uncommon on reefs and ledges.  Typically colonial, thick and fleshy, with coarse ribs, mottled gray, purple or green.  Similar to Scolymia cubensis.  Tiny commensal crabs were observed on the specimen above.  Florida to Venezuela & the Gulf of Mexico.