Skip to Content
Sign up
Report an error

Astreopora suggesta

Wells, 1954

Colonies are hemispherical with small, widely spaced corallites raised on mounds that may be of different shapes. Calices average one millimetre diameter. Septa are in two irregular cycles. Coenosteum papillae are short and blunt.

Colour: Brown with pale corallites.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Astreopora gracilis

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Lamberts (1982). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Astreopora suggesta.  Papua New Guinea.  A small colony.  Charlie Veron.

Astreopora suggesta.Papua New Guinea.A small colony.Charlie Veron.

Astreopora suggesta.  Papua New Guinea.  Surface of massive colonies.  Jim Maragos.

Astreopora suggesta.Papua New Guinea.Surface of massive colonies.Jim Maragos.

Astreopora suggesta.  Red Sea.  Surface of massive colonies.  Charlie Veron.

Astreopora suggesta.Red Sea.Surface of massive colonies.Charlie Veron.

Astreopora suggesta.  Red Sea.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Astreopora suggesta.Red Sea.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Astreopora suggesta.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing corallites.

Astreopora suggesta.Papua New Guinea.Showing corallites.

Astreopora suggesta.  Vietnam.  Showing colony surface.

Astreopora suggesta.Vietnam.Showing colony surface.

Astreopora suggesta.  Vietnam.  Showing corallites.

Astreopora suggesta.Vietnam.Showing corallites.