Ecology of Dipsastraea speciosa
Main Ref. Nemenzo, F. Sr., 1986
Remarks Found in all reef environments (Ref. 848), subtidal on rocks, rocky reefs, outer reef channel, back and foreslopes and in lagoons (Ref. 98471).

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Dipsastraea speciosa may be found.


Substrate Benthic: sessile; Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs: reef slope/drop-offs; lagoons;
Special habitats Ref. IUCN, 2014


Ref. Todd, P.A., P.G. Sanderson and L.M. Chou, 2001
Associations colony-forming/symphorism;
Associated with
Association remarks Usually found in massive, flat or encrusting form and has large polyps (Ref. 115203). Forms large (diameter >30 cm) colonies with bi-colored polyps, brown on the outside and green on the inside (Ref. 115204).


Feeding type
Feeding type Ref.
Feeding habit
Feeding habit Ref.

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Dar, Christine on 09.24.07
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 05.30.17
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