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Acanthastrea subechinata

Veron, 2000

Colonies are encrusting to massive and are usually small. Corallites are subplocoid and circular, with thick walls. Septa have rounded evenly spaced teeth. Colonies have thick fleshy tissue over the skeleton, but this tissue does not form concentric folds. Septal dentations appear as evenly spaced rows of bead-like tissue down the septal margins.

Colour: Uniform grey or green, sometimes mottled.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Acanthastrea echinata

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acanthastrea subechinata.  Indonesia.  Variation in structure and colour of colonies on upper reef slopes.  Charlie Veron.

Acanthastrea subechinata. Indonesia. Variation in structure and colour of colonies on upper reef slopes. Charlie Veron.

Acanthastrea subechinata.  Philippines.  Variation in structure and colour of colonies on upper reef slopes.  Charlie Veron.

Acanthastrea subechinata. Philippines. Variation in structure and colour of colonies on upper reef slopes. Charlie Veron.

Acanthastrea subechinata.  Philippines.  Variation in structure and colour of colonies on upper reef slopes.  Charlie Veron.

Acanthastrea subechinata. Philippines. Variation in structure and colour of colonies on upper reef slopes. Charlie Veron.

Acanthastrea subechinata.  Indonesia.  Showing corallites.

Acanthastrea subechinata. Indonesia. Showing corallites.

Acanthastrea subechinata.  Vietnam.  Showing corallites.

Acanthastrea subechinata. Vietnam. Showing corallites.

Acanthastrea subechinata.  Vietnam.  Showing corallites.

Acanthastrea subechinata. Vietnam. Showing corallites.

Acanthastrea subechinata.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Acanthastrea subechinata. Philippines. Showing corallites.

Acanthastrea subechinata.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Acanthastrea subechinata. Philippines. Showing corallites.