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Seriatopora stellata

Quelch, 1886

Branches are thick (5-9 mm), short and strongly tapered. They are usually in fused clumps. Corallites are aligned in rows which are raised into ridges down the sides of branches. Tentacles are usually extended only at night.

Colour: Pink or yellow-green.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Seriatopora aculeata , Seriatopora hystrix

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Dai (1989).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Seriatopora stellata.  Palau.  Showing short sturdy pointed branches.  Pat Colin.

Seriatopora stellata.Palau.Showing short sturdy pointed branches.Pat Colin.

Seriatopora stellata.  Palau.  Showing short sturdy pointed branches.  Jim Maragos.

Seriatopora stellata.Palau.Showing short sturdy pointed branches.Jim Maragos.

Seriatopora stellata.  Taiwan.  Showing corallites aligned on ridges down the branches.  Chang-Feng Dai.

Seriatopora stellata.Taiwan.Showing corallites aligned on ridges down the branches.Chang-Feng Dai.

Seriatopora stellata.  Taiwan.  Showing corallites.

Seriatopora stellata.Taiwan.Showing corallites.