species: Dipsastraea amicorum in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Dipsastraea amicorum

©Anne Hoggett: A small (5-10 cm diameter) colonly of Dipsastraea amicorum on the shallow granite slope at Granite Bluff, Lizard Island. Note extratentacular buds. Identified by Dr Zoe Richards.

©Anne Hoggett: Shallow granite slope at Granite Bluff, Lizard Island with small colonies of several species of merulind corals including Dipsastraea amicorum at mid left. Identified by Dr Zoe Richards.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Hexacorallia
Order Scleractinia
Family Merulinidae
Genus Dipsastraea
Species Dipsastraea amicorum



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Kleeman, K. (1995). Associations of coral and boring bivalves: Lizard Island (Great Barrier Reef, Australia) versus Safaga (N Red Sea), Beitrage zur Palaontologie, 20: 31-39. LIRS catalog number 416.
  • Kleemann, K.H. (1980). Boring bivalves and their host corals from the Great Barrier Reef, Journal of Molluscan Studies, 46: 13-54. LIRS catalog number 299.