The offspring of Leptoseris explanata are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Leptoseris explanata, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Leptoseris explanata, 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.”
Yabe and Sugiyama, 1941
Characters: Colonies are composed of unifacial laminae which may be horizontal with entire or lobed margins, or contorted and partly upright. Corallites are widely spaced and outwardly inclined. Long and short septo-costae alternate strongly and form fine but conspicuous radiating striations.
Colour: Pale brown or yellow-brown, often with white margins.
Habitat: Usually found on vertical or overhung faces, especially of lower reef slopes.