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Leptoseris amitoriensis

Veron, 1990

Colonies are tiers or whorls of broad fronds with fluted edges. Corallites are widely spaced and are approximately in rows parallel to the frond margins. They are small and superficial becoming smaller towards the frond margins.

Colour: Pale to dark brown.

Habitat: Lower reef slopes protected from wave action.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (1990a). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Leptoseris amitoriensis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  A large monospecific stand.  Hiroyuki Yokochi.

Leptoseris amitoriensis. Ryukyu Islands, Japan. A large monospecific stand. Hiroyuki Yokochi.

Leptoseris amitoriensis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Detail of fronds.  Hiroyuki Yokochi.

Leptoseris amitoriensis. Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Detail of fronds. Hiroyuki Yokochi.

Leptoseris amitoriensis.  Philippines.  L. amitoriensis (above) with L. gardineri (below).  Charlie Veron.

Leptoseris amitoriensis. Philippines. L. amitoriensis (above) with L. gardineri (below). Charlie Veron.

Leptoseris amitoriensis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing whole colony.

Leptoseris amitoriensis. Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Showing whole colony.

Leptoseris amitoriensis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing frond surface.

Leptoseris amitoriensis. Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Showing frond surface.

Leptoseris amitoriensis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Leptoseris amitoriensis. Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Showing corallites.

Leptoseris amitoriensis.  Philippines.  Showing frond surface.

Leptoseris amitoriensis. Philippines. Showing frond surface.