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Meandrina jacksoni

(Pinzon and Weil, 2011)
This is a newly described Meandrina (ref below) that can live in the same habitat as M. meandrites.
Colonies are commonly platy or thickly encrusting, but can form massive shaped colonies. Colonies can be larger than M. meandrites. It has wide valleys and lower ridges than M. meandrites, and is commonly paler in colour.

Pinzon JH and Weil, E. 2011. Species variability in the Atlantic scleractinian coral genus Meandrina. Cryptic Species Within the Atlantic-Caribbean Genus Meandrina (Scleractinia): A Multidisciplinary Approach and Description of the New Species Meandrina jacksoni Bull. Mar. Sci. 87: 823-853.