species: Ricordea yuma in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Ricordea yuma

©Anne Hoggett: Ricordea yuma at Cobia Hole, Lizard Island, diameter about 10 cm

©Anne Hoggett: Ricordea yuma polyps about 7 cm diameter at North Direction Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Ricordea yuma found at North Point, Lizard Island. 5cm in diameter.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Hexacorallia
Order Corallimorpharia
Family Ricordeidae
Genus Ricordea
Species Ricordea yuma



Distinguishing features

Single polyps with large flat oral discs covered with short tentacles that radiate in rows from the central, everted mouth; colour highly variable.


  • Up to 10 cm (Diameter)



Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Uncommon but conspicuous due to size and colouration.

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