species: Galaxea horrescens in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Galaxea horrescens


©Anne Hoggett: Galaxea horrescens in the Lizard Island lagoon.

©Anne Hoggett: Galaxea horrescens in the Lizard Island lagoon.

©Anne Hoggett: Galaxea horrescens in the Lizard Island lagoon.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Scleractinia
Family Euphylliidae
Genus Galaxea
Species Galaxea horrescens

Colours

         

Distinguishing features

Distinctive branching corals with very spiky corallites due to long, blade-like septa.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Uncommon

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Veron, J.E.N. (2000). Corals of the World Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville.

Other references

  • Dinesen, Z.D. (1983). Shade-dwelling corals of the Great Barrier Reef, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 10: 173-185. LIRS catalog number 157.