Astraeosmilia tumida (Matthai, 1928)
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Family:  Merulinidae ()
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Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 40 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: from Red Sea and eastern Africa, east to Solomon Islands, north to Japan, south to Australia.
Diagnosis:  Formation: phaceloid (predominant in high latitudes and very shallow water) or plocoid. Corallites: short, sturdy, 10 to 15 mm across, often with multiple mouths. Poorly developed costae. Color: dull cream, gray, and green (Ref. 848).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 24.10.22

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