species: Pocillopora verrucosa in ALA: Lizard Island (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Pocillopora verrucosa

©Anne Hoggett: Pocillopora verrucosa on the reef flat at Pidgin Point, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Colony detail of Pocillopora verrucosa, reef flat, Pidgin Point, Lizard Island. Note distinct branches covered with irregularly-sized bumps (verrucae).

©Anne Hoggett: Pocillopora verrucosa at Cod Hole near Lizard Island, with Stylophora pistillata at top left. Identified by Dr Zoe Richards.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Hexacorallia
Order Scleractinia
Family Pocilloporidae
Genus Pocillopora
Species Pocillopora verrucosa
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

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References that assist with identification

  • Veron, J.E.N. (2000). Corals of the World: Volume 2 Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville.

Other references

  • Aldredge, A.L. and J.M. King (1977). Distribution, abundance and substrate preference of demersal zooplankton at Lizard Island lagoon, Great Barrier Reef, Marine Biology, 41: 317-333. LIRS catalog number 1.
  • Berumen, M.L. (2000). Influence of diet and habitat on the condition of butterflyfish, M.Sc. thesis, James Cook University. LIRS catalog number 719.
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