831 species

Fungia corona

Döderlein, 1901


Lamarck, 1801

Characters: Polyps have an irregular outline, flat to strongly convex, thin and light. Septa are of markedly different sizes and have large pointed teeth. Tentacular lobes are weakly developed. Costae are widely spaced, the larger having simple spines. The undersurface has pits between the costae.

Colour: Pale brown often with pale septal margins and tentacular lobes.

Similar Species: Fungia danai and F. scruposa.

Habitat: Reef slopes and lagoons.

Abundance: Common in the Red Sea and western Indian Ocean, uncommon elsewhere.

Taxonomic Note: Considered a synonym of Fungia scruposa by Hoeksema (1989, boundaries between these two species require further study. Occurrences in the central and western Pacific also need further study.

COTW History since Veron (2000a)
  • Family: All families are currently under review
  • Genus/species: No change