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Lobophyllia pachysepta

Chevalier, 1975

Colonies are flat or hemispherical, phaceloid or partly flabello-meandroid and are seldom more than 0.5 metres across. Corallites are 40-50 millimetres diameter and are circular to irregular in outline. Primary septa are thick, with three to five long lobed teeth. Columellae are large and usually diffuse. Costae are poorly developed.

Colour: Uniformly dark green or grey with yellowish primary septa.

Habitat: Protected upper reef slopes and lagoons.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Chevalier (1975), 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.
Lobophyllia pachysepta.  Micronesia.  The appearance and characteristic colour of a large colony.  Pat Colin.

Lobophyllia pachysepta.Micronesia.The appearance and characteristic colour of a large colony.Pat Colin.

Lobophyllia pachysepta.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Lobophyllia pachysepta.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Lobophyllia pachysepta.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  This species commonly occurs as single polyps.  Valerie Taylor.

Lobophyllia pachysepta.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.This species commonly occurs as single polyps.Valerie Taylor.

Lobophyllia pachysepta.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  This species commonly occurs as single polyps.  Charlie Veron.

Lobophyllia pachysepta.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.This species commonly occurs as single polyps.Charlie Veron.

Lobophyllia pachysepta.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing a solitary corallite.

Lobophyllia pachysepta.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing a solitary corallite.

Lobophyllia pachysepta.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Lobophyllia pachysepta.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.

Lobophyllia pachysepta.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing whole colony.

Lobophyllia pachysepta.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing whole colony.

Lobophyllia pachysepta.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Lobophyllia pachysepta.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.

Lobophyllia pachysepta.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing characteristic corallite structure.

Lobophyllia pachysepta.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing characteristic corallite structure.