831 species

Cyphastrea chalcidicum

(Forskål, 1775)


Milne Edwards and Haime, 1848

Characters: Colonies are encrusting to massive, with a tendency to form columns. Corallites are usually widely spaced and conical, with clearly alternating costae which are easily visible underwater. There are 12 primary septa.

Colour: Usually uniform brown, green or cream with corallite walls and calices of contrasting colours.

Similar Species: Cyphastrea serailia.

Habitat: A wide range of reefs, also rocky foreshores of subtropical locations.

Abundance: Common, but less so than C. serailia.

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