species: Pleuractis paumotensis in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Pleuractis paumotensis


©Anne Hoggett: Pleuractis paumotensis at Mermaid Cove, Lizard Island. 9 cm long.

©Anne Hoggett: Pleuractis paumotensis at Mermaid Cove, Lizard Island. 9 cm long.

©Anne Hoggett: Pleuractis paumotensis with tentacles exposed at night, at Clam Garden, Lizard Island. Enlarge image to see pale brown tentacle tips. Hoeksema (1989) noted that white tentacle tips may occur in this species.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Scleractinia
Family Fungiidae
Genus Pleuractis
Species Pleuractis paumotensis
Status least concern

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Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.

Size

  • Up to 25 cm (Length)

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Veron, J.E.N. (2000). Corals of the World: Volume 2 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.
  • Dornelas, M. (2006). Coral assemblages and neutral theory. PhD thesis, James Cook University. LIRS catalog number 1626.
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