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Leptoseris solida

(Quelch, 1886)

Colonies are encrusting and do not have a conspicuous central corallite. The surface may be folded and sometimes forms tubes. Corallites are inclined towards the colony margins and are distributed irregularly. Corallites have small openings. Septo-costae are granulated and alternate. Those of adjacent corallites commonly join to form angular lines. Corallite-like mounds commonly occur between corallites.

Colour: Brown with white margins.

Habitat: Reef slopes.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Leptoseris hawaiiensis , Leptoseris scabra

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wells (1954), Dinesen (1980).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Leptoseris solida.  Indonesia.  A large colony showing the characteristic rough surface.  Charlie Veron.

Leptoseris solida.Indonesia.A large colony showing the characteristic rough surface.Charlie Veron.

Leptoseris solida.  Papua New Guinea.  Surface detail showing mounds between corallites.  Charlie Veron.

Leptoseris solida.Papua New Guinea.Surface detail showing mounds between corallites.Charlie Veron.

Leptoseris solida.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Leptoseris solida.Red Sea.Showing corallites.

Leptoseris solida.  Galapagos Islands.  Showing plate formation.

Leptoseris solida.Galapagos Islands.Showing plate formation.

Leptoseris solida.  Galapagos Islands.  Showing corallites.

Leptoseris solida.Galapagos Islands.Showing corallites.