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Astreopora cucullata

Lamberts, 1980


de Blainville, 1830

Characters: Colonies are thick or encrusting plates, sometimes with short rootlets. Corallites are irregular, immersed on concave surfaces, exsert on convex surfaces. They are mostly inclined and often have elliptical openings. Papillae around the corallites have a feathery appearance and may form a hood over the openings.

Colour: Cream or pale-brown.

Similar Species: Astreopora scabra.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Rare.

Taxonomic Note: Poorly differentiated from Acropora scabra.

COTW History since Veron (2000a)
  • Family: All families are currently under review
  • Genus/species: No change