species: Astreopora incrustans in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Astreopora incrustans
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Hexacorallia
Order Scleractinia
Family Acroporidae
Genus Astreopora
Species Astreopora incrustans

Distinguishing features

Colonies are flat, encrusting, often with short columns or tubes and often large (> 1 m; Veron, 2000).

The species is known from the Lizard Island area only from two observations on the outer reef in 2007. The species name is accepted (WORMS accessed 3 May 2020) but ALA (accessed 3 May 2020) notes that Astreopora moretonensis is the accepted name in Australia at least.


  • Size data has not been obtained.


Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Veron, J.E.N. (2000). Corals of the World: Volume 1 Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsvile.