Characters: Polyps are circular or oval, up to 240 millimetres diameter, not strongly arched, thick and heavy. Septa are densely packed and often wavy. Tentacular lobes may be present. Costae are very unequal, with simple spines. The undersurface has extensive perforations between costae.
Colour: Usually brown or blue (photographing pink).
Similar Species: Fungia corona, which has a thin polyp disc. See also F. danai.
Habitat: Reef slopes and lagoons.
Taxonomic Note: Called Danafungia scruposa by Gittenberger, Reijnen and Hoeksema (2011) from molecular data. This requires additional study.
Taxonomic References: Veron and Pichon (1980); Veron (2000a);
Identification Guides: Veron (1986a); Sheppard and Sheppard (1991); Nishihira and Veron (1995); Pillay, Terashima, Venkatasami et al. (2002); Turak and DeVantier (2011b);