This picture shows many different corallines,
some smooth and some with protuberances.
following are three close-up shots of different corallines to emphasize
some small differences. Nobby protuberances (right).
Unidentified crustose species. One is growing on top of the other.
(Below) Lithothamnion is representative
of a smooth and bumpy crust.
Lithophyllum margaritae is
a globular coralline.
(picture courtesy of J. Connor)
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