species: Fimbriaphyllia ancora in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Fimbriaphyllia ancora


©Lyle Vail: Fimbriaphyllia ancora colony about 60 cm diameter, base of reef slope midway between Bird and South Islands, Lizard Island. The mass of fleshy tentacles obscures the skeleton shape.

©Lyle Vail: Distinctive anchor-shaped tentacles of Fimbriaphyllia ancora. Dozens of near-transparent shrimps occupied this colony at Lizard Island - one is in this photo.

©Anne Hoggett: Meandering skeleton shape of Fimbriaphyllia ancora is visible with tentacles partly retracted. Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Scleractinia
Family Euphylliidae
Genus Fimbriaphyllia
Species Fimbriaphyllia ancora

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Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Rare

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

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