species: Hydnophora pilosa in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Hydnophora pilosa


©Anne Hoggett: Hydnophora pilosa at lagoon entrance, Lizard Island (colony 1).

©Anne Hoggett: Hydnophora pilosa at lagoon entrance, Lizard Island (colony 1).

©Anne Hoggett: Hydnophora pilosa at lagoon entrance, Lizard Island (colony 1).
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Scleractinia
Family Merulinidae
Genus Hydnophora
Species Hydnophora pilosa

Distinguishing features

Colonies with short branches or columns arising from an encrusting or submassive base, with branches fusing as the colony grows. Tentacles are of even length and are extended during the day. Monticules are low, rounded and may be poorly developed (Veron, 2000).

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Distribution


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