831 species

Astreopora moretonensis

Veron and Wallace, 1984


de Blainville, 1830

Characters: Colonies are laminar or encrusting, sometimes with irregular tubes or columns on the upper surface and rootlets on the lower surface. Corallites are mostly immersed but may be conical on convex surfaces. The coenosteum is smooth.

Colour: Cream or brown.

Similar Species: Astreopora incrustans.

Habitat: Rocky foreshores, in shallow water.

Abundance: Rare in the tropics but common in subtropical localities of eastern Australia.

Taxonomic References: Veron and Wallace (1984); Veron (2000a);

Identification Guides: Veron (1986a);

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