Polyps are approximately circular and up to 280 millimetres diameter. Septal teeth are triangular, pointed and usually have well defined central ribs. Tentacular lobes may be present. Costal spines are tall, smooth and conical.
Brown, sometimes mottled, often with pale tentacular lobes.
Reef slopes and lagoons.
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Veron and Pichon (1980), Hoeksema (1989). 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 fungites.Tanzania.Showing regular septal teeth with internal ridges and small tentacular lobes.Charlie Veron.