831 species

Lobophyllia robusta

Yabe and Sugiyama, 1936


de Blainville, 1830

Characters: Colonies usually consist of a few corallites but may become large and hemispherical. Corallites are large, phaceloid and mostly monocentric. Septa have tall sharp teeth. Polyps are thick and fleshy, with a rough surface.

Colour: Blue-grey, sometimes with pale valley floors or septo-costae. All corallites of the same colony have the same colour.

Similar Species: Lobophyllia hemprichii, which has smaller, less fleshy polyps. L. flabelliformis has corallites of similar size and fleshy appearance, but these are always flabello-meandroid.

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

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