831 species

Leptoseris explanata

Yabe and Sugiyama, 1941


Milne Edwards and Haime, 1849

Characters: Colonies are composed of unifacial laminae which may be horizontal with entire or lobed margins, or contorted and partly upright. Corallites are widely spaced and outwardly inclined. Long and short septo-costae alternate strongly and form fine but conspicuous radiating striations.

Colour: Pale brown or yellow-brown, often with white margins.

Similar Species: Leptoseris gardineri and L. scabra.

Habitat: Usually found on vertical or overhung faces, especially of lower reef slopes.

Abundance: Uncommon.

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