831 species

Pachyseris speciosa

(Dana, 1846)


Milne Edwards and Haime, 1849

Characters: Colonies are unifacial laminae, usually horizontal, which may develop upright ridges . They commonly form stands several metres across. More than one row of corallites may occur between ridges. Columellae are absent.

Colour: Pale brown to deep grey, often with pale margins.

Similar Species: Pachyseris gemmae.

Habitat: All reef habitats but most common on lower reef slopes.

Abundance: Common.

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