831 species

Astreopora myriophthalma

(Lamarck, 1816)


de Blainville, 1830

Characters: Colonies are hemispherical, with an even surface. Corallites are evenly spaced and conical with rounded, upright or outwardly directed openings. The coenosteum has outwardly directed papillae.

Colour: Cream, brownish blue or yellow, sometimes mottled.

Similar Species: Astreopora listeri, which is distinguished by its smooth coenosteum and immersed corallites. See also A. gracilis.

Habitat: Most reef habitats except very turbid water.

Abundance: By far the most common Astreopora.

Taxonomic Note: Probably a species complex.

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