Astrea rotulosais commonly referred to as Astrea rotulosa. Difficulty in the aquarium: suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only. A aquarium size of at least 10000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Astrea rotulosa are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Astrea rotulosa, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Astrea rotulosa, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Very special thanks for his photos to Dr. Lyndon DeVantier, in whose honor the coral was named after him!
Colonies are smooth massive boulders up to 1.5 metres across. Corallites are uniform, 3-5 millimetres diameter with well defined walls. Septa are in two distinct orders of 6-8 and are exsert. Paliform lobes are inconspicuous. Columellae are small.
Colour: Red to orange, usually with green centres.