species: Goniopora fruticosa in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Goniopora fruticosa


©Anne Hoggett: Goniopora fruticosa at the lagoon bommie, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Goniopora fruticosa at the lagoon bommie, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Goniopora fruticosa at the lagoon bommie, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Scleractinia
Family Poritidae
Genus Goniopora
Species Goniopora fruticosa
Status least concern

Colours

                   

Distinguishing features

Encrusting or branching colonies. Polyps with large white oral discs and fine brown/yellow tentacles that taper to a pointed tip.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Veron, J.E.N. (2000). Corals of the World: Volume 3 Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville.

Other references

  • Dinesen, Z.D. (1983). Shade-dwelling corals of the Great Barrier Reef, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 10: 173-185. LIRS catalog number 157.