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Leptoseris striata

Fenner and Veron, 2000

Colonies are small (less than 50 mm across), partly encrusting and have one or several conspicuous central corallites. Peripheral corallites are small or may be absent. Peripheral corallites are inclined towards the colony margins and are distributed irregularly. They have small openings. Septo-costae are granulated and strongly alternate. These radiate from the central corallites giving the colony a striped appearance.

Colour: Brown or yellowish with white margins and white tops to costae.

Habitat: Deep reef slopes.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Leptoseris hawaiiensis , Leptoseris scabra

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Leptoseris striata.  Philippines.  A small encrusting colony showing large central and small peripheral corallites.  Doug Fenner.

Leptoseris striata.Philippines.A small encrusting colony showing large central and small peripheral corallites.Doug Fenner.

Leptoseris striata.  Philippines.  Showing upper surface.

Leptoseris striata.Philippines.Showing upper surface.

Leptoseris striata.  Philippines.  Showing upper surface.

Leptoseris striata.Philippines.Showing upper surface.

Leptoseris striata.  Philippines.  Showing central corallite.

Leptoseris striata.Philippines.Showing central corallite.

Leptoseris striata.  Philippines.  Showing peripheral corallites.

Leptoseris striata.Philippines.Showing peripheral corallites.