Polyps are elongate and up to 250 millimetres long with almost parallel sides. They are thick and heavy and usually have a strong central arch. Most primary septa extend from the mouth to the perimeter. Costae are fine and straight. There are no attachment scars except on immature specimens.
Reef slopes and lagoons.
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Veron and Pichon (1980), Hoeksema (1989), Veron and Hodgson (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 paumotensis.Philippines.The polyp shape is usually neat and uniform.Charlie Veron.
Fungia paumotensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.The typical appearance of a small polyp.Charlie Veron.
Fungia paumotensis.Indonesia.With tentacles extended at night.Valerie Taylor.
Fungia paumotensis.Philippines.The polyp shape is usually neat and uniform.Doug Fenner.