831 species

Solenastrea bournoni

Milne Edwards and Haime, 1849


Milne Edwards and Haime, 1848

Characters: Colonies are massive, forming hemispherical domes with smooth or slightly irregular surfaces. Corallite rims form conspicuous dark circles. Tentacles, which may be extended during the day, are long, giving colonies a ragged appearance.

Colour: Cream or tan with colourless or green polyps.

Similar Species: Solenastrea hyades.

Habitat: Shallow turbid environments including seagrass beds and reef lagoons.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Taxonomic References: Zlatarski and Estalella (1982); Veron (2000a);

Identification Guides: Humann (2002);

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