The offspring of Astreopora incrustans are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Astreopora incrustans, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Astreopora incrustans, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Characters: Colonies are flat, encrusting and commonly over one metre across. They are irregularly shaped, sometimes forming short columns and tubes. The coenosteum is coarse.
Colour: Dark green, brown or grey.
Habitat: Rocky foreshores, in shallow water.
Abundance: Rare in the tropics but sometimes common in subtropical Japan.
Similar species: Astreopora moretonensis
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Yabe, Sugiyama and Eguchi (1936). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).