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Turbinaria heronensis

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Dark Horse Hero Coral, Turbinaria heronensis

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Conserving the Turbinaria coral | Natural History Museum

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Paul Talbot talking about turbinaria coral tips

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Paul talbot talking about turbinaria coral tips

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Pauls Reef Aquarium Chat 12 Turbinaria

Turbinaria heronensis, commonly known as disc coral, is a species of colonial stony coral in the family Dendrophylliidae. It is native to the Indo-Pacific region where it occurs in shallow water in Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, the Philippines and Australia. It is a zooxanthellate coral that houses symbiont dinoflagellates in its tissues. It is an uncommon species and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has rated it as "vulnerable". It was described by Wells in 1958.
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