831 species

Fungia scruposa

Klunzinger, 1879


Lamarck, 1801

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.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Taxonomic Note: Called Danafungia scruposa by Gittenberger, Reijnen and Hoeksema (2011) from molecular data. This requires additional study.

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