831 species

Goniastrea edwardsi

Chevalier, 1971


Milne Edwards and Haime, 1848

Characters: Colonies are massive, hemispherical or columnar and often over one metre across. Corallites are only slightly angular, with thick rounded walls. Septa are irregular in length and taper from the wall to the columellae, which are small. Paliform lobes are thick.

Colour: Uniform cream or brown, occasionally with orange centres.

Similar Species: Goniastrea retiformis. See also G. aspera, which has larger corallites.

Habitat: Mostly shallow subtidal communities.

Abundance: Common.

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