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Echinopora robusta

Veron, 2000

Colonies are massive or are thick plates. Corallites are up to 8 millimetres diameter, closely compacted, and thick walled. Septo-costae are in two alternating cycles, those of the first cycle being very exsert and coarsely beaded. Columellae are large and consist primarily of fused paliform lobes.

Colour: Grey- or greenish-brown.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Echinopora forskaliana , Echinopora hirsutissima

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Echinopora robusta.  Sri Lanka.  Colony surface showing the compact corallites.  Charlie Veron.

Echinopora robusta.Sri Lanka.Colony surface showing the compact corallites.Charlie Veron.

Echinopora robusta.  Sri Lanka.  Colony surface. The six septa of the first cycle are very exsert.  Charlie Veron.

Echinopora robusta.Sri Lanka.Colony surface. The six septa of the first cycle are very exsert.Charlie Veron.

Echinopora robusta.  Sri Lanka.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Echinopora robusta.Sri Lanka.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Echinopora robusta.  Sri Lanka.  Showing colony surface.

Echinopora robusta.Sri Lanka.Showing colony surface.

Echinopora robusta.  Sri Lanka.  Showing corallites.

Echinopora robusta.Sri Lanka.Showing corallites.

Echinopora robusta.  Sri Lanka.  Showing corallites.

Echinopora robusta.Sri Lanka.Showing corallites.