species: Goniopora planulata in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Goniopora planulata
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Hexacorallia
Order Scleractinia
Family Poritidae
Genus Goniopora
Species Goniopora planulata

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



Dinesen (1983) recorded only one colony of this uncommon species (as Goniopora cf. duofasciata) in a survey of 127 caves, caverns and overhangs on the Great Barrier Reef. One hundred of those sites were in the Lizard Island area, 25 were in the Capricorn Bunker Group and two were at Keeper Reef off Townsville. It was not from the Capricorn Bunker Group but the paper does not state whether it was from the Lizard Island area or Keeper Reef.

by Anne Hoggett

Web resources


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