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Madracis pharensis

(Heller 1868)
Colonies are mainly encrusting, with small, lumpy projections, not branched.

It usually lives under ledges and in other cryptic reef habitats.

There are two forms: with zooxanthellae as here, called luciphylla, and without zooxanthellae, called luciphogous. The form without zooxanthellae is found also on the East Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts.