Polyps are circular, up to 300 millimetres diameter and not heavily calcified, with a strong central arch. Septa are straight and have very large teeth and a prominent tentacular lobe. Costae are compact, with large branching spines of different sizes on different orders. The undersurface has pits between the costae but few deep perforations.
Usually brown, sometimes mottled, with pale septal margins and tentacular lobes.
Reef slopes and lagoons.
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron and Pichon (1980). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Sheppard and Sheppard (1991), Nishihira and Veron (1995).
displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Fungia danai.Ashmore Reef, western Australia.A polyp with large septal teeth. Tentacular lobes are white.Charlie Veron.