species: Astrea curta in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Astrea curta

©Anne Hoggett: Astrea curta at Yonge Reef near Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Close-up of Astrea curta at Yonge Reef near Lizard Island. Note circular corallites, alternating long and short septa, and some beading on the septa.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Hexacorallia
Order Scleractinia
Family Merulinidae
Genus Astrea
Species Astrea curta
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


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  • Dinesen, Z.D. (1983). Shade-dwelling corals of the Great Barrier Reef, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 10: 173-185. LIRS catalog number 157.
  • Dornelas, M. (2006). Coral assemblages and neutral theory. PhD thesis, James Cook University. LIRS catalog number 1626.
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