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Turbinaria reniformis

Bernard, 1896

Colonies are composed of unifacial laminae sometimes forming tiers which are mostly horizontal. Corallites are widely spaced, thick walled, immersed to conical in shape and average 2.5 millimetres diameter.

Colour: Usually yellow-green with distinctly coloured margins.

Habitat: May form large stands on fringing reefs where the water is turbid.

Abundance: Sometimes common.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron and Pichon (1980). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Sheppard and Sheppard (1991), Nishihira and Veron (1995), Carpenter et al. (1997).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Turbinaria reniformis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Forming flat plates.  Charlie Veron.

Turbinaria reniformis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Forming flat plates.Charlie Veron.

Turbinaria reniformis.  Red Sea.  Plates with contorted edges.  Charlie Veron.

Turbinaria reniformis.Red Sea.Plates with contorted edges.Charlie Veron.

Turbinaria reniformis.  Cocos Keeling Islands, Indian Ocean.  A plate with polyps extended.  Charlie Veron.

Turbinaria reniformis.Cocos Keeling Islands, Indian Ocean.A plate with polyps extended.Charlie Veron.

Turbinaria reniformis.  null.  A large colony of tiered whorls.  Neville Coleman.

Turbinaria reniformis.null.A large colony of tiered whorls.Neville Coleman.

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

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

Turbinaria reniformis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing whole colony.

Turbinaria reniformis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing whole colony.

Turbinaria reniformis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing whole colony.

Turbinaria reniformis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing whole colony.

Turbinaria reniformis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing whole colony.

Turbinaria reniformis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing whole colony.