831 species

Pachyseris foliosa

Veron, 1990


Milne Edwards and Haime, 1849

Characters: Colonies consist of whorls of delicate, unifacial, undivided or bifurcating fronds. Valleys are shallow and parallel to frond margins. There is almost no development of columellae.

Colour: Pale brown or purple.

Similar Species: Pachyseris involuta. Pachyseris speciosa in turbid water has similar skeletal detail.

Habitat: Lagoons and protected reef slopes.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Taxonomic References: Veron (1990a); Veron (2000a);

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