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Lithophyllon undulatum

Rehberg, 1892

Colonies are encrusting or form flat laminae with lobed margins. There is usually no central corallite. Septo-costae are thin and exsert.

Colour: Deep green or brown in the northern part of the range, dark blue with white corallite centres in the southern part.

Habitat: Reef environments and rocky foreshores.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species: Lithophyllon lobata

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Veron (1992), Hoeksema (1989). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Lithophyllon undulatum.  Mainland Japan.  Tiers of fan-shaped plates which are usually uniform dark green or brown in the northern hemisphere.  Charlie Veron.

Lithophyllon undulatum.Mainland Japan.Tiers of fan-shaped plates which are usually uniform dark green or brown in the northern hemisphere.Charlie Veron.

Lithophyllon undulatum.  Dampier Archipelago, western Australia.  This species in Australia is usually bluish-brown and forms encrusting plates.  Charlie Veron.

Lithophyllon undulatum.Dampier Archipelago, western Australia.This species in Australia is usually bluish-brown and forms encrusting plates.Charlie Veron.

Lithophyllon undulatum.  Scott Reef, western Australia.  Tentacles extended during the day.  Charlie Veron.

Lithophyllon undulatum.Scott Reef, western Australia.Tentacles extended during the day.Charlie Veron.

Lithophyllon undulatum.  Dampier Archipelago, western Australia.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Lithophyllon undulatum.Dampier Archipelago, western Australia.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Lithophyllon undulatum.  Indonesia.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Lithophyllon undulatum.Indonesia.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Lithophyllon undulatum.  Scott Reef, western Australia.  Showing corallites.

Lithophyllon undulatum.Scott Reef, western Australia.Showing corallites.

Lithophyllon undulatum.  Dampier Archipelago, western Australia.  Showing frond surface.

Lithophyllon undulatum.Dampier Archipelago, western Australia.Showing frond surface.

Lithophyllon undulatum.  Dampier Archipelago, western Australia.  Showing frond surface.

Lithophyllon undulatum.Dampier Archipelago, western Australia.Showing frond surface.

Lithophyllon undulatum.  Dampier Archipelago, western Australia.  Showing corallites.

Lithophyllon undulatum.Dampier Archipelago, western Australia.Showing corallites.

Lithophyllon undulatum.  Dampier Archipelago, western Australia.  Showing corallites.

Lithophyllon undulatum.Dampier Archipelago, western Australia.Showing corallites.