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Astreopora ocellata

Bernard, 1896

Colonies are dome-shaped or flat. Corallites are compact and large, with wide openings. Small corallites usually occur between the large corallites. The coenosteum is coarse.

Colour: Cream or yellow.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Usually rare.

Similar species: Astreopora macrostoma

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Lamberts (1982). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Astreopora ocellata.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  A small colony.  Moritaka Nishihra.

Astreopora ocellata.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.A small colony.Moritaka Nishihra.

Astreopora ocellata.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Colonies have large rounded conical corallites with wide openings.  Charlie Veron.

Astreopora ocellata.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Colonies have large rounded conical corallites with wide openings.Charlie Veron.

Astreopora ocellata.  Indonesia.  Colonies have large rounded conical corallites with wide openings.  Charlie Veron.

Astreopora ocellata.Indonesia.Colonies have large rounded conical corallites with wide openings.Charlie Veron.

Astreopora ocellata.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Astreopora ocellata.Philippines.Showing corallites.

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

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

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

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

Astreopora ocellata.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing corallites.

Astreopora ocellata.Papua New Guinea.Showing corallites.

Astreopora ocellata.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing skeletal detail.

Astreopora ocellata.Papua New Guinea.Showing skeletal detail.