species: Cycloseris distorta in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Cycloseris distorta

©Anne Hoggett: Cycloseris distorta about 15 mm wide. At Lizard Island, off Coconut Beach at 22 metres depth.

©Anne Hoggett: Underside of Cycloseris distorta at Lizard Island. The fan-shaped segments can break off and form a new polyp, a form of asexual reproduction.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Hexacorallia
Order Scleractinia
Family Fungiidae
Genus Cycloseris
Species Cycloseris distorta



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Veron, J.E.N. (2000). Corals of the World Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville.

Other references

  • Fisk, D.A. (1983). Free-living corals: distributions according to plant cover, sediments, hydrodynamics, depth and biological factors, Marine Biology, 74: 287-294. LIRS catalog number 107.