species: Fimbriaphyllia ancora in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (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 Hexacorallia
Order Scleractinia
Family Euphylliidae
Genus Fimbriaphyllia
Species Fimbriaphyllia ancora



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

Web resources


References that assist with identification

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