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Fungal Syndrome (FS)

Fungal Syndrome identification

Fungal disease reported from reefs off South Africa is characterized by the presence of tissue that is a grey, dull coloration and a brittle or weak skeleton. Corals become covered in mucus, which traps debris. Once this clears, a white calcareous dust is left on the surface and a black layer forms underneath. Colonies have been observed to die from this condition in about two weeks.

Fungal Syndrome and monitoring effort over time

Global occurrence of FS