species: Duncanopsammia peltata in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Duncanopsammia peltata


©Anne Hoggett: Duncanopsammia peltata at North Point, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Duncanopsammia peltata at North Point, Lizard Island.

©Ryan McMinds: Duncanopsammia peltata at Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Scleractinia
Family Dendrophylliidae
Genus Duncanopsammia
Species Duncanopsammia peltata
Status vulnerable

Colours

              

Distinguishing features

Colonies form thick plates often with overlapping tiers, or they are columnar. Polyps are large and widely spaced, often extended during the day.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

  • Stafford-Smith, M.C. and R.F.G. Ormond (1992). Sediment rejection mechanisms of 42 species of Australian scleractinian corals, Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 43: 683-705. LIRS catalog number 366.