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Horastrea indica

Pichon, 1971

Colonies are massive and mostly hemispherical. Corallites are large and plocoid, tending to become flabello-meandroid with several centres. Septa are in three orders. Costae are well developed.

Colour: Pale brown with blue-grey oral discs.

Habitat: Sandy reef areas.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Pichon (1971).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Horastrea indica. Skeletal detail.  Geoff Kelly.

Horastrea indica.Skeletal detail.Geoff Kelly.

Horastrea indica.  Madagascar.  Showing corallites.

Horastrea indica.Madagascar.Showing corallites.

Horastrea indica.  Madagascar.  Showing corallites.

Horastrea indica.Madagascar.Showing corallites.