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Tethya spp.

Spherical to slightly ovoid; ball-shaped, up to 4 cm in diameter. The surface is covered with low, flat tubercles, which are up to 3 mm in diameter. A few species have small apical oscules, but most species have no obvious exhalent openings. The consistency is tough, slightly compressible.

Pale yellow to dull red.

Common on turtle grass and in the reef environment in crevices.

Tropical Atlantic America.

Tethya spp.