species: Echinomorpha nishihirai in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Echinomorpha nishihirai

©Anne Hoggett: Echinomorpha nishihirai on the reef slope near South Island, Lizard Island Group.

©Anne Hoggett: Possibly Echinomorpha nishihirai at North Direction Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Hexacorallia
Order Scleractinia
Family Lobophylliidae
Genus Echinomorpha
Species Echinomorpha nishihirai



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Rare. The record from near South Island on 12 Oct 2014 appears to be the first for this species from the area.

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Veron, J.E.N. (2000). Corals of the World: Volume 2 Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville.

Other references

  • Hoogenboom, G.E. Frank, S.A. Blowes, T.J. Chase, K.J.A. Zawada and M. Dornelas, M.O. (2015). Disparity between projected geographic ranges of rare species: a case study of Echinomorpha nishihirai (Scleractinia). Marine Biodiversity Records, 8: e147., . LIRS catalog number LIRS 1239.