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Turbinaria irregularis

Bernard, 1896

Colonies consist of encrusting plates, with free irregular margins. Corallites are exsert and irregular. The coenosteum between corallites is smooth and uniform between adjacent corallites.

Colour: Uniform or mottled dark brown.

Habitat: Reefs and rocky foreshores.

Abundance: Common except in the Indian Ocean where it is rare.

Similar species: Turbinaria stellulata

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wells (1954), Veron and Hodgson (1989). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Turbinaria irregularis.  Papua New Guinea.  A well developed colony.  Charlie Veron.

Turbinaria irregularis.Papua New Guinea.A well developed colony.Charlie Veron.

Turbinaria irregularis.  Mainland Japan.  Encrusting bare rock.  Charlie Veron.

Turbinaria irregularis.Mainland Japan.Encrusting bare rock.Charlie Veron.

Turbinaria irregularis.  Philippines.  Showing small contorted fronds and irregular corallites.  Charlie Veron.

Turbinaria irregularis.Philippines.Showing small contorted fronds and irregular corallites.Charlie Veron.

Turbinaria irregularis.  Papua New Guinea.  Surface of a small encrusting colony.  Gerry Allen.

Turbinaria irregularis.Papua New Guinea.Surface of a small encrusting colony.Gerry Allen.

Turbinaria irregularis.  null.  Showing the smooth coenosteum.  null.

Turbinaria irregularis.null.Showing the smooth coenosteum.null.

Turbinaria irregularis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing a contorted frond.

Turbinaria irregularis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing a contorted frond.

Turbinaria irregularis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing a contorted frond.

Turbinaria irregularis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing a contorted frond.

Turbinaria irregularis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing colony surface.

Turbinaria irregularis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing colony surface.