species: Mycedium elephantotus in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Mycedium elephantotus

©Anne Hoggett: Mycedium elephantotus colony about 80 cm wide at No Name Reef near Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Nose-shaped outward-facing corallites of Mycedium elephantotus; No Name Reef near Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Mycedium elephantotus at Cod Hole near Lizard Island, Feb 2015
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Hexacorallia
Order Scleractinia
Family Merulinidae
Genus Mycedium
Species Mycedium elephantotus
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Veron, J.E.N. (2000). Corals of the World Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville.

Other references

  • Babcock, R.C., G.D. Bull, P.L. Harrison, A.J. Heyward, J.K. Oliver, C.C. Wallace and B.L. Willis (1986). Synchronous spawnings of 105 scleractinian coral species on the Great Barrier Reef, Marine Biology, 90: 379-394. LIRS catalog number 300.
  • Dinesen, Z.D. (1983). Shade-dwelling corals of the Great Barrier Reef, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 10: 173-185. LIRS catalog number 157.
  • View all references