831 species

Leptastrea transversa

Klunzinger, 1879


Milne Edwards and Haime, 1848

Characters: Colonies are generally flat with angular, cerioid corallites. Septa are not tightly compact and plunge steeply near the columella. Columellae consist of a few pinnules aligned in a row and often fused.

Colour: Usually grey, green or yellow with dark sides to the colony.

Similar Species: Leptastrea purpurea.

Habitat: A wide range of reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

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