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Fungia granulosa

Klunzinger, 1879

Polyps are circular, up to 135 millimetres diameter and flat or with a central arch. Septa are thick and wavy, with finely granulated margins. Tentacular lobes are wide, causing the wavy shape of the septa. Costae are fine. The undersurface has pits between the costae.

Colour: Usually brown.

Habitat: Reef slopes and lagoons.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: 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).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Fungia granulosa.  Philippines.  Common appearance of a small polyp.  Charlie Veron.

Fungia granulosa.Philippines.Common appearance of a small polyp.Charlie Veron.

Fungia granulosa.  Philippines.  Showing the typically wavy appearance of the septa.  Charlie Veron.

Fungia granulosa.Philippines.Showing the typically wavy appearance of the septa.Charlie Veron.

Fungia granulosa.  Papua New Guinea.  Surface detail.  Charlie Veron.

Fungia granulosa.Papua New Guinea.Surface detail.Charlie Veron.

Fungia granulosa.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing upper surface.

Fungia granulosa.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing upper surface.

Fungia granulosa.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing upper surface.

Fungia granulosa.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing upper surface.

Fungia granulosa.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing lower surface.

Fungia granulosa.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing lower surface.

Fungia granulosa.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing costae.

Fungia granulosa.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing costae.