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Leptoseris gardineri

Horst, 1921

Colonies are horizontal, unifacial, subdividing fronds. Stands may be over 10 metres across. Corallites are aligned on the centre of narrow parts of fronds or several may be aligned transversely on broad parts. They are outwardly inclined.

Colour: Pale cream or orange-brown.

Habitat: Usually occurs on lower reef slopes with soft substrates.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Dinesen (1980), Veron and Pichon (1980). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Leptoseris gardineri.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  A dense thicket.  Ed Lovell.

Leptoseris gardineri.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.A dense thicket.Ed Lovell.

Leptoseris gardineri.  Solomon Islands.  Variation in the shape of fronds.  Jim Maragos.

Leptoseris gardineri.Solomon Islands.Variation in the shape of fronds.Jim Maragos.

Leptoseris gardineri.  Philippines.  Variation in the shape of fronds.  Charlie Veron.

Leptoseris gardineri.Philippines.Variation in the shape of fronds.Charlie Veron.

Leptoseris gardineri.  Micronesia.  Detail of a frond.  Pat Colin.

Leptoseris gardineri.Micronesia.Detail of a frond.Pat Colin.

Leptoseris gardineri.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing frond surface.

Leptoseris gardineri.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing frond surface.

Leptoseris gardineri.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing branching pattern.

Leptoseris gardineri.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing branching pattern.

Leptoseris gardineri.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Leptoseris gardineri.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.

Leptoseris gardineri.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing branching pattern.

Leptoseris gardineri.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing branching pattern.

Leptoseris gardineri.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing branch end.

Leptoseris gardineri.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing branch end.