831 species

Pocillopora eydouxi

Milne Edwards, 1860


Lamarck, 1816

Characters: Colonies are composed of stout, upright, flattened branches. Colonies are often over one metre across and may form large single species stands. Branches may be widely separated or may be compact, especially where currents are strong. Verrucae are uniform in shape and spacing.

Colour: Usually pale to dark green or brown.

Similar Species: Pocillopora woodjonesi. See also P. zelli.

Habitat: Most reef environments, but especially exposed reef fronts and where currents are strong.

Abundance: Common.

Taxonomic Note: A species complex.

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