831 species

Echinopora irregularis

Veron, Turak and DeVantier, 2000


Lamarck, 1816

Characters: Colonies are composed of irregularly encrusting bases with short branches of irregularly fused corallites. Corallites are 4-7 millimetres diameter and are thick walled forming an interlocking clump. Septa are in three cycles, the first being exsert with prominent elaborated spines. Costae are irregularly contorted, also with elaborated spines which extend across the coenosteum.

Colour: Cream.

Similar Species: Echinopora hirsutissima, in which corallites are much more regular.

Habitat: Shallow partly protected reef environments.

Abundance: Rare.

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