Astraeosmilia maxima (Veron, Pichon & Wijsman-Best, 1977)
photo by Poppe, Guido and Philippe

Family:  Merulinidae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 35 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific.
Diagnosis:  Colony: massive, usually small. Corallites with well defined walls. Regular septa, thickened at the wall with distinct paliform lobes forming a crown around the columella. Polyps may be fleshy. Color: brown or yellow-brown, with dull green or white oral discs (Ref. 848).
Biology:  Maximum depth from Ref. 98471.
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 03 January 2008 Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:   

Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 15.09.22

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