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Astreopora listeri

Bernard, 1896

Colonies are hemispherical or flattened. Corallites are immersed and sometimes crowded, with small rounded openings surrounded by feathery spinules giving the colony a spiny appearance. Coenosteum papillae are fine.

Colour: Cream, grey or brown.

Habitat: A wide range of environments, especially in shallow turbid water.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species: Astreopora myriophthalma , Astreopora randalli

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Lamberts (1982), Veron and Wallace (1984). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Astreopora listeri.  Papua New Guinea.  A partly encrusting colony.  Jim Maragos.

Astreopora listeri.Papua New Guinea.A partly encrusting colony.Jim Maragos.

Astreopora listeri.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Astreopora listeri.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Astreopora listeri.  Red Sea.  Colony surface showing small crowded corallites.  Charlie Veron.

Astreopora listeri.Red Sea.Colony surface showing small crowded corallites.Charlie Veron.

Astreopora listeri.  Tonga, south-west Pacific.  Showing corallites.

Astreopora listeri.Tonga, south-west Pacific.Showing corallites.

Astreopora listeri.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Astreopora listeri.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.

Astreopora listeri.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing colony shape.

Astreopora listeri.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing colony shape.