831 species

Fungia fungites

(Linnaeus, 1758)


Lamarck, 1801

Characters: Polyps are approximately circular and up to 280 millimetres diameter. Septal teeth are triangular, pointed and usually have well defined central ribs. Tentacular lobes may be present. Costal spines are tall, smooth and conical.

Colour: Brown, sometimes mottled, often with pale tentacular lobes.

Similar Species: Fungia repanda, which has finer septal teeth.

Habitat: Reef slopes and lagoons.

Abundance: Common.

Taxonomic Note: A species complex.

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