Australogyra zelli. Papua New Guinea. A compact hemispherical clump. Colonies as large as this are uncommon. Photograph: Charlie Veron. Australogyra zelli Uploaded by robertbaur. Courtesy of the authorDr. J.E.N. "Charlie" Veron, AustralienImage detail
The offspring of Australogyra zelli are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Australogyra zelli, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Australogyra zelli, 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 have a branching growth-form. They may form compact hemispherical mounds or thickets over 2 metres across or occur as a few isolated branches. Corallites are monocentric or form short valleys. Walls are thick, rounded and smooth. Columellae are absent. Tentacles are extended only at night.
Colour: Grey-green to brown.
Habitat: Usually in turbid waters around high islands or in reef lagoons.