831 species

Goniopora djiboutiensis

Vaughan, 1907


de Blainville, 1830

Characters: Colonies are submassive or are short thick columns. Columellae are prominent, dome-shaped, and commonly divided into six parts, each part having a deltaic pattern of four septa. Polyps have large oral cones.

Colour: Pale or dark brown or green. Oral cones are usually white or blue (which may photograph pink).

Similar Species: Goniopora pendulus and G. columna, which also have large oral cones. The former has bigger polyps with much longer tentacles, the latter has a more columnar growth-form.

Habitat: May form large single species stands in turbid water.

Abundance: Common.

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