831 species

Astreopora incrustans

Bernard, 1896


de Blainville, 1830

Characters: Colonies are flat, encrusting and commonly over one metre across. They are irregularly shaped, sometimes forming short columns and tubes. The coenosteum is coarse.

Colour: Dark green, brown or grey.

Similar Species: Astreopora moretonensis, which has a similar growth-form but is distinguished by its smooth coenosteum and the presence of rootlets.

Habitat: Rocky foreshores, in shallow water.

Abundance: Rare in the tropics but sometimes common in subtropical Japan.

Taxonomic References: Veron (2000a);

Identification Guides: Nishihira and Veron (1995); Turak and DeVantier (2011b);

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