831 species

Seriatopora caliendrum

Ehrenberg, 1834


Lamarck, 1816

Characters: A poorly defined species which shows a lot of geographic variation. Branches do not taper and they may be widely spaced or compact. Corallites are mostly arranged in rows along branches and tend to have Stylophora-like hoods. Tentacles are often extended during the day.

Colour: Cream or brown.

Similar Species: Seriatopora hystrix and finely branched Stylophora. See also Seriatopora guttatus.

Habitat: Mostly upper reef slopes.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Taxonomic Note: A species complex.

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