Please visit our Sponsors

Archive 1233: Daily Pix FULL SIZE
(For personal use only: NOT public domain)
Mmm, right click, add, set as background...

To: Today's: Desktop size download, Today's FAQs, SW Archive 1201, SW Archive 1202, SW Archive 1203, SW Archive 1204, SW Archive 1205, SW Archive 1206, SW Archive 1207, SW Archive 1208, SW Archive 1209, SW Archive 1210, SW Archive 1211, SW Archive 1212, SW Archive 1213, SW Archive 1214, SW Archive 1215, SW Archive 1216, SW Archive 1217, SW Archive 1218, SW Archive 1219, SW Archive 1220SW Archive 1221, SW Archive 1222, SW Archive 1223, SW Archive 1224, SW Archive 1225, SW Archive 1226, SW Archive 1227, SW Archive 1228, SW Archive 1229, SW Archive 1230, SW Archive 1231, SW Archive 1232, SW Archive 1234, SW Archive 1235, SW Archive 1236, SW Archive 1237, SW Archive 1238, SW Archive 1239, SW Archive 1240, Freshwater Pic of the Day Link ,

Genus Leptoseris Edwards & Haime 1849. /WA Coral: encrusting or plates often growing in shaded areas • widely spaced corallites that may be inclined to the margin • corallites can cluster within pockets (raised rounded walls) • similar to Pavona.
Found in both the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific (rest of genera found in Indo-Pacific only). Colonies either laminar (blade like) or encrusting. Frequently have striations on fronds. N. Sulawesi image. 
 Gardineroseris poss. N. Sulawesi image. 

 Paramontastrea peresi (Faure & Pichon 1978). /COTW:

Characters: Colonies are encrusting and helmet-shaped, with neatly scalloped lower margins. Corallites are angular and characteristically aligned in short shallow radiating valleys at the colony margin. Septa are strongly beaded. A small neat paliform crown is usually present. Budding is both intra- and extratentacular.

Colour: Pinkish-tan.

Similar Species: Unlike other Goniastrea. Goniastrea aspera does not have corallites aligned in valleys. See also G. palauensis and Favites abdita.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Common.
Taxonomic Note: 
Placed in Paramontastrea by Huang, Benzoni, Fukami et al. (2014). Possibly warrants a separate genus.

Red Sea image. 
A Bryozoan, perhaps a Bugula species.  N. Sulawesi pic. 
Become a Sponsor Features:
Daily FAQs FW Daily FAQs SW Pix of the Day FW Pix of the Day New On WWM
Helpful Links Hobbyist Forum Calendars Admin Index Cover Images
Featured Sponsors: