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Echinopora tiranensis

Veron, Turak and DeVantier, 2000

Colonies are composed of basal plates with short branches of irregularly fused corallites. Corallites are 3-4 millimetres diameter and are thick walled. Those on basal plates are up to 8 millimetres exsert and are strongly inclined. Septa are in four orders and may fuse according to Pourtalès plan. Primary septa have paliform lobes. Columellae are compact. Costae are in two orders and are mostly smooth.

Colour: Pale brown and cream.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Echinopora gemmacea , Echinopora mammiformis

Taxonomic note: Taxonomic note: The type series of Echinopora ehrenbergi Milne Edwards and Haime (1849) is a mixture of this species and E. gemmacea. Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Echinopora tiranensis.  Red Sea.  Showing whole colony.

Echinopora tiranensis.Red Sea.Showing whole colony.

Echinopora tiranensis.  Red Sea.  Showing branches.

Echinopora tiranensis.Red Sea.Showing branches.

Echinopora tiranensis.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Echinopora tiranensis.Red Sea.Showing corallites.

Echinopora tiranensis.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Echinopora tiranensis.Red Sea.Showing corallites.

Echinopora tiranensis.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Echinopora tiranensis.Red Sea.Showing corallites.