831 species

Lobophyllia dentatus

Veron, 2000


de Blainville, 1830

Characters: Colonies are flat to hemispherical and up to 2 metres across. They have tusk-like, elongate, closely compacted monocentric corallites. Individual corallites unite only at the base of the colony. Primary septa are very exsert, with long teeth. The exsert primary septa have a spoke-like appearance underwater.

Colour: Uniform grey.

Similar Species: Lobophyllia corymbosa, which lacks the spoke-like appearance of septa and has a wide range of colours. See also L. hemprichii.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes and lagoons.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Taxonomic References: Veron (2000a); Veron (2002a);

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