Acanthastrea subechinata Veron, 2000
Acanthastrea subechinata
photo by Veron, Charlie (J.E.N.)

Family:  Mussidae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 30 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Indonesia, Malaysia and north to Philippines.
Diagnosis:  Formation: encrusting to massive, usually small. Corallites: subplocoid and circular, with thick walls. Septa: with rounded evenly spaced teeth. Colonies have thick fleshy tissue over the skeleton, but tissue does not form concentric folds. Septal dentations appear as evenly spaced rows of beads down the septal margins. Color: uniform gray or green, sometimes mottled (Ref. 848).
Biology:  Occurs in shallow reef environments (Ref. 848).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:   

Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 14.09.22

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