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Fungia horrida

Dana, 1846

Polyps are circular, up to 200 millimetres diameter and thick, with a strong central arch. Septa are straight, with very large irregular teeth. Tentacular lobes are weakly developed. Costae are unequal, with very long spines. There are no pits between the costae.

Colour: Usually brown, commonly with radiating stripes or mottled.

Habitat: Reef slopes and lagoons.

Abundance: Common.

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).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Fungia horrida.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing the strong central arch.  Pat Colin.

Fungia horrida.Papua New Guinea.Showing the strong central arch.Pat Colin.

Fungia horrida.  Indonesia.  Showing the strong central arch.  Roger Steene.

Fungia horrida.Indonesia.Showing the strong central arch.Roger Steene.

Fungia horrida.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Septal detail.  Ed Lovell.

Fungia horrida.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Septal detail.Ed Lovell.

Fungia horrida.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing septa.

Fungia horrida.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing septa.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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