species: Lobophyllia valenciennesii in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Lobophyllia valenciennesii

©Lyle Vail: Lobophyllia valenciennesii at Pidgin Point, Lizard Island. Identified by Dr Zoe Richards (WA Museum).

©Anne Hoggett: Lobophyllia valenciennesii at Cobia Hole, Lizard Island. Identified by Dr Zoe Richards, who notes: "Flat encrusting colony with chunky walls and large teeth obvious through tissue. Mouths have distinct colour. Central part of the colony flat and a solid colony with no gaps between walls."
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Hexacorallia
Order Scleractinia
Family Lobophylliidae
Genus Lobophyllia
Species Lobophyllia valenciennesii



Distinguishing features

Flat colonies with thick, fleshy walls with large teeth. Central part of colony bare. Sometimes there is a groove along the top of the walls. Polyp mouths ~1cm diameter.

Information provided by Zoe Richards.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



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