species: Goniopora sp 1 in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Goniopora sp 1


©Anne Hoggett: Goniopora sp 1 at lagoon bommie, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Goniopora sp 1 at lagoon bommie, Lizard Island. Fingernail is 1 cm wide.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Scleractinia
Family Poritidae
Genus Goniopora
Species Goniopora sp 1

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Distinguishing features

Colonies are dome-shaped and polyps have large oral discs.

Grace Frank suggests that this species could be Goniopora djiboutiensis or Goniopora columna or Goniopora lobata due to the large oral disks but skeletal characteristics are needed to determine which.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

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Distribution

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