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Turbinaria conspicua

Bernard, 1896

Colonies are composed of thin, upright, bifacial fronds. Corallites are small, immersed and widely separated, with small calices.

Colour: Pale brown or cream.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Usually rare.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron and Marsh (1988). Additional identification guide: Veron (1986).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Turbinaria conspicua.  Dampier Archipelago, western Australia.  This species has more interlocking fronds and smaller corallites then T. bifrons, otherwise it is similar.  Ed Lovell.

Turbinaria conspicua.Dampier Archipelago, western Australia.This species has more interlocking fronds and smaller corallites then T. bifrons, otherwise it is similar.Ed Lovell.

Turbinaria conspicua.  Philippines.  Showing bifacial fronds.

Turbinaria conspicua.Philippines.Showing bifacial fronds.

Turbinaria conspicua.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Turbinaria conspicua.Philippines.Showing corallites.

Turbinaria conspicua.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Turbinaria conspicua.Philippines.Showing corallites.