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Plesiastrea devantieri

Veron, 2000

Colonies are smooth massive boulders up to 1.5 metres across. Corallites are uniform, 3-5 millimetres diameter with well defined walls. Septa are in two distinct orders of 6-8 and are exsert. Paliform lobes are inconspicuous. Columellae are small.

Colour: Red to orange, usually with green centres.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Seldom common.

Similar species: Plesiastrea versipora

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Plesiastrea devantieri.  Socotra, north-western Indian Ocean.  Colonies form large smooth boulders.  Lyndon Devantier.

Plesiastrea devantieri.Socotra, north-western Indian Ocean.Colonies form large smooth boulders.Lyndon Devantier.

Plesiastrea devantieri.  Socotra, north-western Indian Ocean.  Colony surface.  Lyndon Devantier.

Plesiastrea devantieri.Socotra, north-western Indian Ocean.Colony surface.Lyndon Devantier.

Plesiastrea devantieri.  Socotra, north-western Indian Ocean.  Showing colony surface.

Plesiastrea devantieri.Socotra, north-western Indian Ocean.Showing colony surface.

Plesiastrea devantieri.  Socotra, north-western Indian Ocean.  Showing corallites.

Plesiastrea devantieri.Socotra, north-western Indian Ocean.Showing corallites.

Plesiastrea devantieri.  Socotra, north-western Indian Ocean.  Showing colony surface.

Plesiastrea devantieri.Socotra, north-western Indian Ocean.Showing colony surface.

Plesiastrea devantieri.  South Africa.  Showing corallites.

Plesiastrea devantieri.South Africa.Showing corallites.