831 species

Astreopora gracilis

Bernard, 1896


de Blainville, 1830

Characters: Colonies are hemispherical to encrusting. Corallites are immersed to conical or tubular, usually face different directions and are of mixed sizes, giving a somewhat irregular appearance. The coenosteum is covered with papillae that are inclined on the surface. Development of papillae is variable.

Colour: Pale cream, green or brown.

Similar Species: Astreopora myriophthalma, which has an orderly arrangement of corallites.

Habitat: A wide range of environments, especially in shallow turbid water.

Abundance: Sometimes common.

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