831 species

Echinophyllia echinata

(Saville-Kent, 1871)


Klunzinger, 1879

Characters: Colonies are thin, flat to vase-shaped laminae with a conspicuous central corallite in smaller colonies and widely spaced radial corallites. Costae are exsert, unequal and smooth or toothed.

Colour: Mottled brown, green and red.

Similar Species: Resembles Oxypora crassispinosa more than other Echinophyllia species.

Habitat: Protected reef environments, especially vertical faces and lower reef slopes.

Abundance: Usually rare.

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