Leptastrea purpurea (Dana, 1846),

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: 134

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3636.1.5

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C5797C-FFFD-FF84-FF32-FF44FDC2FDAE

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scientific name

Leptastrea purpurea (Dana, 1846)
status

 

Leptastrea purpurea (Dana, 1846) 

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Material: ZUTC Cnid. 1028, 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. Polyps are mostly spaced on the colony surface. Tentacles are brownish-green and mostly extended during the day. Corallites are bigger than in L. pruinosa  (some corallites with more than 5 mm width).

Abundance: rare.

Depth of occurrence: About 3 m.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Anthozoa

Order

Scleractinia

Family

Faviidae

Genus

Leptastrea