831 species

Hydnophora bonsai

Veron, 1990


Fischer de Waldheim, 1807

Characters: Colonies are encrusting, with stunted branches which are irregular in section. Monticules are fine and fused into irregular ridges.

Colour: Green or pale brown.

Similar Species: Hydnophora exesa, which has similarities in growth-form, but all skeletal structures are much larger.

Habitat: Rocky foreshores.

Abundance: Uncommon.

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