Leptoseris cucullata   (Ellis & Solander,  1786) (Hard Coral)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order:Scleractinia
Family:Agariciidae

Image copyrights: Guido T. Poppe & Philippe Poppe

Description
Color: Brown sometimes with pale margins and/or pale corallite center.

Colonies are flat plates which may be encrusting or tiered. Corallites are closely compacted, large, outwardly inclined, with a tendency to form concentric rows. Septo-costae strongly alternate.


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, North Bay INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2011) Animal discoveries 2010 Zoological Survey of India 1-107 Available at - http://zsi.gov.in/right_menu/Animal_disc/Animal%20Discovery%202010.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • poppeimages Available at - http://www.poppe-images.com/

Page last updated on:2011-08-24

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