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Echinopora ashmorensis

Veron, 1990

Colonies may be over 2 metres across and are composed of irregularly contorted tubes with hollow centres or, rarely, solid branches. Corallites are 3-5 millimetres diameter and are usually conical. They have three cycles of septa, the first two cycles reaching the columellae, which are well developed. Paliform lobes are prominent.

Colour: Uniform brown or dark blue-grey.

Habitat: Shallow protected reef environments.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Echinopora horrida , Echinopora lamellosa

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (1990a).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Echinopora ashmorensis.  Ashmore Reef, western Australia.  Part of a large colony composed entirely of tubes.  null.

Echinopora ashmorensis.Ashmore Reef, western Australia.Part of a large colony composed entirely of tubes.null.

Echinopora ashmorensis.  Ningaloo Reefs, western Australia.  Surface detail of tubes.  Clay Bryce.

Echinopora ashmorensis.Ningaloo Reefs, western Australia.Surface detail of tubes.Clay Bryce.

Echinopora ashmorensis.  Ningaloo Reefs, western Australia.  Corallite detail.  Clay Bryce.

Echinopora ashmorensis.Ningaloo Reefs, western Australia.Corallite detail.Clay Bryce.

Echinopora ashmorensis.  Ashmore Reef, western Australia.  Showing corallites.

Echinopora ashmorensis.Ashmore Reef, western Australia.Showing corallites.

Echinopora ashmorensis.  Ashmore Reef, western Australia.  Showing whole colony.

Echinopora ashmorensis.Ashmore Reef, western Australia.Showing whole colony.

Echinopora ashmorensis.  Ashmore Reef, western Australia.  Showing whole colony.

Echinopora ashmorensis.Ashmore Reef, western Australia.Showing whole colony.

Echinopora ashmorensis.  Ashmore Reef, western Australia.  Showing branch ends.

Echinopora ashmorensis.Ashmore Reef, western Australia.Showing branch ends.