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Astreopora scabra

Lamberts, 1982

Colonies are hemispherical. Corallites are conical and large, with well developed septa. The coenosteum is coarse, with a dense covering of papillae forming ridges.

Colour: Brown.

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Astreopora cucullata

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Lamberts (1982).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Astreopora scabra.  Cook Islands, south-western Pacific.  Corallites are large and the coenosteum is coarse.  Gustav Paulay.

Astreopora scabra.Cook Islands, south-western Pacific.Corallites are large and the coenosteum is coarse.Gustav Paulay.

Astreopora scabra.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Astreopora scabra.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.

Astreopora scabra.  Guam.  Showing corallites.

Astreopora scabra.Guam.Showing corallites.

Astreopora scabra.  Guam.  Showing corallites.

Astreopora scabra.Guam.Showing corallites.