Photo of Animalia: species: Leptastrea purpurea (Lizard Island Field Guide)

Close-up of Leptastrea purpurea at No Name Reef near Lizard Island, southern channel.

Identified by Dr Zoe Richards (as L. pruinosa prior to its descent into synonymy with L. purpurea), who notes: "Small, evenly-sized and tightly-packed corallites with tenatacles often extended during the day."

© Anne Hoggett