Polyps are usually attached to, or encrust, the substrate. They may be shaped like Fungia paumotensis but are commonly contorted. They usually have a strong central arch. In specimens which are not contorted, primary septa extend from the mouth to the perimeter. Secondary mouths are sometimes formed. Costae are irregular. An attachment scar is usually prominent.
Brown, cream or mottled.
Reef slopes and turbid environments.
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 moluccensis.Indonesia.Septa are usually irregular in shape.Neville Coleman.