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Family Mussidae

TROPICAL WESTERN ATLANTIC

Mycetophyllia ferox

cropped

French Reef, Key Largo, 45 feet

ROUGH CACTUS CORAL

Uncommon on shallow reefs.  Thin plates with narrow sinuous valleys, usually just one row of polyps within, somewhat rough, gray, brown, or green with valleys of different color.  Mycetophyllia danaana has longer, wider valleys.  Florida to Venezuela.