Description: Colonies are thin laminae arranged in whorls or tiers or, rarely, forming tubes. Stands over 5 metres across are not unusual. Corallites are relatively thin walled and small (2.5-4 mm diameter). Columellae are small and compact, and paliform lobes are well developed.
Color: Amber, pale to dark brown or greenish, often with darker brown or green calices.
Habitat: May be a dominant species in shallow water habitats with flat substrates.
Similar Species: Echinopora ashmorensis, E. pacificus and E. gemmacea
Echinastrea rosularia (Lamarck, 1816)
Echinopora concinna Verrill, 1901
Echinopora elegans Verrill, 1901
Echinopora flexuosa Verrill, 1901
Echinopora reflexa Dana, 1846
Echinopora rosularia Lamarck, 1816
Echinopora striatula Studer, 1878
Echinopora undulata Dana, 1846
Madrepora lamellosa Esper, 1795
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Echinopora (Genus) > Echinopora lamellosa (Species)