The offspring of Leptoseris hawaiiensis are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Leptoseris hawaiiensis, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Leptoseris hawaiiensis, 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 encrusting laminae. Corallites are deep and rounded, irregularly distributed and mostly outward facing. A central corallite is often distinguishable, especially in small colonies where peripheral corallites may be small or absent. Septo-costae are even, giving the coenosteum a smooth appearance.
Colour: Brown or green, sometimes mottled.
Habitat: Usually found on vertical or overhanging walls.
Similar species: Leptoseris incrustans
Leptoseris gravieri van der Horst, 1922
Leptoseris incrustans Gardiner, 1905
Leptoseris striatus Saville Kent, 1871
Leptoseris tenuis Van der Horst, 1921