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Astreopora randalli

Lamberts, 1980

Colonies are flat and mostly encrusting or forming plates. Corallites are mostly immersed, with small (less than 1.5 mm diameter) rounded openings. Coenosteum papillae are fine and may form rows down the sides of corallites.

Colour: Cream, grey, green or brown.

Habitat: Shallow protected reef environments.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species: Astreopora listeri

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Lamberts (1982). Additional identification guide: Randall and Myers (1983).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Astreopora randalli.  Papua New Guinea.  Variation in colour and surface detail.  Charlie Veron.

Astreopora randalli.Papua New Guinea.Variation in colour and surface detail.Charlie Veron.

Astreopora randalli.  Papua New Guinea.  Variation in colour and surface detail.  Charlie Veron.

Astreopora randalli.Papua New Guinea.Variation in colour and surface detail.Charlie Veron.

Astreopora randalli.  Kiribati, equatorial western Pacific.  Edge of a colony showing papillae aligned down the sides of corallites.  Len Zell.

Astreopora randalli.Kiribati, equatorial western Pacific.Edge of a colony showing papillae aligned down the sides of corallites.Len Zell.

Astreopora randalli.  Papua New Guinea.  A plate-like colony.  Jim Maragos.

Astreopora randalli.Papua New Guinea.A plate-like colony.Jim Maragos.

Astreopora randalli.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing corallites.

Astreopora randalli.Papua New Guinea.Showing corallites.

Astreopora randalli.  Guam.  Showing corallites.

Astreopora randalli.Guam.Showing corallites.