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Leptoseris cailleti

(Duchassaing and Michelotti, 1864)

Colonies are horizontal, unifacial, subdividing fronds which are highly twisted and may fuse. Corallites are aligned on the centre of narrow parts of fronds or several may be aligned transversely on broad parts. They are strongly outwardly inclined.

Colour: Pale brown.

Habitat: Restricted to deep water (below 30 metres).

Abundance: Seldom seen by divers.

Similar species: Leptoseris gardineri , Leptoseris papyracea

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Dinesen (1980).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Leptoseris cailleti.  Caribbean.  Colonies consist of clusters of thin irregular plates (with Agaricia agaricites centre top).  Charles Arneson.

Leptoseris cailleti.Caribbean.Colonies consist of clusters of thin irregular plates (with Agaricia agaricites centre top).Charles Arneson.

Leptoseris cailleti.  Caribbean.  Showing corallites.

Leptoseris cailleti.Caribbean.Showing corallites.