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Astreopora macrostoma

Veron and Wallace, 1984

Colonies are submassive plates, usually with irregular upper surfaces and sometimes with short rootlets on lower surfaces. Corallites are large and irregularly but widely spaced, either immersed or curved, and face different directions.

Colour: Yellow-brown or blue (which may photograph purple).

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Acropora ocellata

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: 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 macrostoma.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Colony surface with an irregular upper surface.  Moritaka Nishihra.

Astreopora macrostoma.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Colony surface with an irregular upper surface.Moritaka Nishihra.

Astreopora macrostoma.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Colony surface with an irregular upper surface.  Charlie Veron.

Astreopora macrostoma.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Colony surface with an irregular upper surface.Charlie Veron.

Astreopora macrostoma.  Sri Lanka.  Corallites are large and widely spaced.  Charlie Veron.

Astreopora macrostoma.Sri Lanka.Corallites are large and widely spaced.Charlie Veron.

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

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

Astreopora macrostoma.  Vanuatu.  Showing colony shape.

Astreopora macrostoma.Vanuatu.Showing colony shape.

Astreopora macrostoma.  Vanuatu.  Showing corallites.

Astreopora macrostoma.Vanuatu.Showing corallites.

Astreopora macrostoma.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Astreopora macrostoma.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing corallites.

Astreopora macrostoma.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Astreopora macrostoma.Philippines.Showing corallites.

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

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