831 species

Turbinaria heronensis

Wells, 1959


Oken, 1815

Characters: Colonies have highly divided, irregular laminae with long tubular corallites.

Colour: Dark or pale browns, yellow or green.

Similar Species: Turbinaria patula, which has larger corallites forming distinct fronds.

Habitat: Usually on upper slopes and outer flats of subtropical reefs.

Abundance: Rare in the tropics, uncommon in subtropical localities.

Taxonomic References: Wells (1959); Veron and Pichon (1980); Veron (2000a);

Identification Guides: Veron (1986a);

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