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Turbinaria heronensis

Wells, 1958

Colonies have highly divided, irregular laminae with long tubular corallites.

Colour: Dark or pale browns, yellow or green.

Habitat: Usually on upper slopes and outer flats of subtropical reefs.

Abundance: Rare in the tropics, uncommon in subtropical localities.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron and Pichon (1980). Additional identification guide: Veron (1986).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Turbinaria heronensis.  Middleton Reef, south-eastern Australia.  Forming a large colony composed of irregular plates.  Charlie Veron.

Turbinaria heronensis.Middleton Reef, south-eastern Australia.Forming a large colony composed of irregular plates.Charlie Veron.

Turbinaria heronensis.  Middleton Reef, south-eastern Australia.  Showing fronds.  Charlie Veron.

Turbinaria heronensis.Middleton Reef, south-eastern Australia.Showing fronds.Charlie Veron.

Turbinaria heronensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Forming a compact colony composed primarily of interlocking corallites.  Ed Lovell.

Turbinaria heronensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Forming a compact colony composed primarily of interlocking corallites.Ed Lovell.

Turbinaria heronensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Corallite detail.  Valerie Taylor.

Turbinaria heronensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Corallite detail.Valerie Taylor.

Turbinaria heronensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Turbinaria heronensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.

Turbinaria heronensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Turbinaria heronensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.

Turbinaria heronensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing colony shape.

Turbinaria heronensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing colony shape.

Turbinaria heronensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing colony shape.

Turbinaria heronensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing colony shape.

Turbinaria heronensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing colony shape.

Turbinaria heronensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing colony shape.