species: Danafungia horrida in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Danafungia horrida


©Anne Hoggett: Danafungia horrida at North Direction Island. Diameter about 11 cm.

©Anne Hoggett: Danafungia horrida at North Direction Island. Diameter about 11 cm.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Scleractinia
Family Fungiidae
Genus Danafungia
Species Danafungia horrida
Status least concern

Colours

                   

Distinguishing features

Thick, circular polyps up to 20 cm diameter with a strong central arch. Straight septa with large, irregular teeth. Costae with long spines. Usually mottled brown.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

  • Baird, A.H. (2001). The ecology of coral larvae: settlement patterns, habitat selection and the length of the larval phase, Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University. LIRS catalog number 716.
  • Dinesen, Z.D. (1983). Shade-dwelling corals of the Great Barrier Reef, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 10: 173-185. LIRS catalog number 157.
  • Domm, S.B. and W. Deas (1976). Corals of the Great Barrier Reef Ure Smith, Sydney. LIRS catalog number 5.