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Lobophyllia serratus

Veron, 2000

Well developed colonies are hemispherical and commonly over 2 metres across. Corallites are large (averaging 50 mm diameter), becoming flabello-meandroid, with one to three centres. Septa have tall sharp teeth. Polyps are thick and fleshy, with a rough surface. The margins of polyps are extended to form a distinct serrated rim.

Colour: Blue-grey to mustard with white polyp margins.

Habitat: Protected reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species:

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Lobophyllia serratus.  Philippines.  A large hemispherical colony with compact corallites.  Charlie Veron.

Lobophyllia serratus.Philippines.A large hemispherical colony with compact corallites.Charlie Veron.

Lobophyllia serratus.  Indonesia.  A small colony with widely spaced corallites.  Roger Steene.

Lobophyllia serratus.Indonesia.A small colony with widely spaced corallites.Roger Steene.

Lobophyllia serratus.  Philippines.  Showing whole colony.

Lobophyllia serratus.Philippines.Showing whole colony.

Lobophyllia serratus.  Philippines.  Showing single corallite.

Lobophyllia serratus.Philippines.Showing single corallite.