Life history stages of A. palmata and M. faveolata. a, c, d are A. palmata, b, e are M. faveolata. a) swimming planulae larvae, b) newly metamorphosed polyp containing brown symbionts in tentacles and oral disc, c) newly metamorphosed polyp photographed under blue light highlights the localization of symbionts primarily to the tentacles and oral disk of the host (red fluorescence is produced by chlorophyll within Symbiodinium and green fluorescence is a GFP-like protein produced by the coral, d, e) adult colonies of both coral species.
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