species: Euphyllia cristata in ALA: Lizard Island (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Euphyllia cristata

©Anne Hoggett: Euphyllia cristata at North Point, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Euphyllia cristata at Lizard Island. Polyps are up to 40 mm diameter.

©Anne Hoggett: Polyp detail of Euphyllia cristata at Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Hexacorallia
Order Scleractinia
Family Caryophylliidae
Genus Euphyllia
Species Euphyllia cristata
Status vulnerable



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Rare but conspicuous

Web resources


References that assist with identification

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