831 species

Turbinaria reniformis

Bernard, 1896


Oken, 1815

Characters: Colonies are composed of unifacial laminae sometimes forming tiers which are mostly horizontal. Corallites are widely spaced, thick walled, immersed to conical in shape and average 2.5 millimetres diameter.

Colour: Usually yellow-green with distinctly coloured margins.

Similar Species: Turbinaria mesenterina.

Habitat: May form large stands on fringing reefs where the water is turbid.

Abundance: Sometimes common.

Taxonomic Note: A species complex.

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