831 species

Symphyllia wilsoni

Veron, 1985


Milne Edwards and Haime, 1848

Characters: Colonies are massive or submassive and flattened. Valleys are irregular in length and shape. All skeletal structures are small for a Symphyllia, with septa being generally like those of Acanthastrea. Polyps are fleshy, with a groove along the tops of valley walls.

Colour: A wide range of mottled, green, grey, purple and brown. Valley walls and floors have contrasting colours.

Similar Species: Colonies superficially resemble Oulophyllia underwater.

Habitat: Subtidal rocky foreshores of temperate localities.

Abundance: Usually uncommon but conspicuous.

Taxonomic References: Veron (1985b); Veron (2000a);

Identification Guides: Veron (1986a);

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