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Leptoseris hawaiiensis

Vaughan, 1907


Milne Edwards and Haime, 1849

Characters: Colonies are foliose to encrusting laminae. Corallites are deep and rounded, irregularly distributed and mostly outward facing. A central corallite is often distinguishable, especially in small colonies where peripheral corallites may be small or absent. Septo-costae are even, giving the coenosteum a smooth appearance.

Colour: Brown or green, sometimes mottled.

Similar Species: Leptoseris scabra which has strongly alternating septo-costae. See also L. incrustans.

Habitat: Usually found on vertical or overhanging walls.

Abundance: Uncommon.

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