831 species

Fungia seychellensis

Hoeksema, 1993


Lamarck, 1801

Characters: Polyps are circular to elongate and up to 150 millimetres long. Mouths may occur outside the axial furrow. Septa are fine, densely packed and usually sinuous. Tentacular lobes are inconspicuous or absent.

Colour: Pale brown.

Similar Species: Fungia scutaria, which has distinct tentacular lobes and coarser septa. See also F. paumotensis.

Habitat: Reef slopes or flat shallow substrates.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Taxonomic Note: Called Pleuractis seychellensis by Gittenberger, Reijnen and Hoeksema (2011) from molecular data. However, this requires further study.

Taxonomic References: Hoeksema (1993c); Veron (2000a);

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