831 species

Leptoria irregularis

Veron, 1990


Milne Edwards and Haime, 1848

Characters: Colonies are submassive or laminar, up to 1.5 metres across. Valleys are 3-4 millimetres wide, usually perpendicular to colony margins, becoming sinuous towards the colony centre. Septa are irregular, with strong teeth. Columellae do not form centres and are not laminar.

Colour: Pale blue-grey to translucent white.

Similar Species: Leptoria phrygia has smaller valleys and has columellae which are plate-like. See also the merulinids Scapophyllia cylindrica and Merulina ampliata.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes.

Abundance: Uncommon.

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