Leptoseris spp. 
 
 

Group:
Corals, Jellyfish, and Sea Anemones
Area(s) Where Listed As Endangered:
Africa, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Status/Date(s) Listed as Endangered:
  Scientific Name Status Listing Date Range
1. Leptoseris amitoriensisNT-IUCN2008Asia, Australia
2. Leptoseris incrustansVU-IUCN2008Africa, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
3. Leptoseris striataNT-IUCN2008Asia, Australia
4. Leptoseris yabeiVU-IUCN2008Africa, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic


Species/Common Names:
Leptoseris amitoriensis
Leptoseris incrustans
Encrusting Coral
Leptoseris striata
Leptoseris yabei
Porcelain Coral

Profiles and photos are posted according to availability.


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