Mycetophyllia ferox NatureServe Explorer Species Reports -- NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.
ITIS Reports -- Mycetophyllia ferox ITIS (the Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is a source for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world. Mycetophyllia ferox (Wells 1973) These are thin plates or form encrusting colonies. They have well developed series of valleys which cover the entire surface of the coral.
FWS Digital Media Library -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video. Milne Edwards and Haime, 1848 Characters: Colonies are thin, weakly attached plates with interconnecting, slightly sinuous narrow valleys. Corallite centres are usually in single rows. Columellae are rudimentary or absent. Mycetophyllia ferox is commonly known as the Rough Cactus Coral and can be found in gray, brown with pink mouths or gray, green with slightly yellow mouths. The surface of the coral can appear to have a rough texture, especially around the polyps.
Rough Cactus Coral (Mycetophyllia ferox)
Current listing status
Federal Register Documents
No recovery information is available for the Rough Cactus Coral.