Leptastrea transversa Klunzinger, 1879,

Samiei, Jahangir Vajed, Dab, Koosha, Ghezellou, Parviz & Shirvani, Arash, 2013, Some scleractinian corals (Scleractinia: Anthozoa) of Larak Island, Persian Gulf, Zootaxa 3636 (1), pp. 101-143: 133

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scientific name

Leptastrea transversa Klunzinger, 1879
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Leptastrea transversa Klunzinger, 1879 

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Material: ZUTC Cnid. 1027, colony fragment, Larak Island, 26 ° 53 ' 14.4 " N, 56 ° 23 ' 43.4 " E, Coll. J. Vajed Samiei, November 2010.

Identification guide: Veron (2000)

Notes for local identification: Colonies are encrusting to sub-massive, light brown or creamy with creamy brown tentacles. The polyps sometimes have grayish-green mouth parts. Corallites are bigger than in L. pruinosa  (some corallites with more than 5 mm width). Septa plunge steeply, which leave a wide columellae and deeper corallites in comparison to L. pruinosa  .

Abundance: uncommon.

Depth of occurrence: About 3 m.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Anthozoa

Order

Scleractinia

Family

Faviidae

Genus

Leptastrea