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Astreopora incrustans

Bernard, 1896

Colonies are flat, encrusting and commonly over one metre across. They are irregularly shaped, sometimes forming short columns and tubes. The coenosteum is coarse.

Colour: Dark green, brown or grey.

Habitat: Rocky foreshores, in shallow water.

Abundance: Rare in the tropics but sometimes common in subtropical Japan.

Similar species: Astreopora moretonensis

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Yabe, Sugiyama and Eguchi (1936). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Astreopora incrustans.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  A large encrusting colony.  Charlie Veron.

Astreopora incrustans.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.A large encrusting colony.Charlie Veron.

Astreopora incrustans.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Being overgrown by A. myriophthalma.  Charlie Veron.

Astreopora incrustans.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Being overgrown by A. myriophthalma.Charlie Veron.

Astreopora incrustans.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Corallite detail.  Moritaka Nishihra.

Astreopora incrustans.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Corallite detail.Moritaka Nishihra.

Astreopora incrustans.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Astreopora incrustans.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.

Astreopora incrustans.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Astreopora incrustans.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing corallites.

Astreopora incrustans.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing an upgrowth.

Astreopora incrustans.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing an upgrowth.

Astreopora incrustans.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Astreopora incrustans.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing corallites.