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Leptoseris mycetoseroides

Wells, 1954

Colonies are encrusting or laminar plates which frequently exceed one metre across. Plates have small irregular folds on the surface. Corallites are crowded between the folds except towards the periphery where they are aligned in rows parallel to the margins. They are outwardly inclined. Septo-costae are fine and even.

Colour: Mottled brown and green, usually dark colours if shaded.

Habitat: Reef slopes protected from wave action, especially steeply sloping or vertical walls.

Abundance: Sometimes common.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wells (1954), Dinesen (1980), Veron and Pichon (1980). Additional identification guides: Randall and Myers (1983), Veron (1986), Sheppard and Sheppard (1991), Nishihira and Veron (1995), Coles (1996).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Leptoseris mycetoseroides.  Papua New Guinea.  Variation in colour and structure.  Neville Coleman.

Leptoseris mycetoseroides.Papua New Guinea.Variation in colour and structure.Neville Coleman.

Leptoseris mycetoseroides.  Philippines.  Variation in colour and structure.  Charlie Veron.

Leptoseris mycetoseroides.Philippines.Variation in colour and structure.Charlie Veron.

Leptoseris mycetoseroides.  Maldive Islands, Indian Ocean.  Variation in colour and structure.  Neville Coleman.

Leptoseris mycetoseroides.Maldive Islands, Indian Ocean.Variation in colour and structure.Neville Coleman.

Leptoseris mycetoseroides.  Papua New Guinea.  Usual appearance of flat plates in shallow water.  Neville Coleman.

Leptoseris mycetoseroides.Papua New Guinea.Usual appearance of flat plates in shallow water.Neville Coleman.

Leptoseris mycetoseroides.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing colony surface.

Leptoseris mycetoseroides.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing colony surface.

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

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

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

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

Leptoseris mycetoseroides.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing whole colony.

Leptoseris mycetoseroides.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing whole colony.