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Fungia paumotensis

Stutchbury, 1833

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.

Colour: Usually brown.

Habitat: Reef slopes and lagoons.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: 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)

Map 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.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.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.Indonesia.With tentacles extended at night.Valerie Taylor.

Fungia paumotensis.  Philippines.  The polyp shape is usually neat and uniform.  Doug Fenner.

Fungia paumotensis.Philippines.The polyp shape is usually neat and uniform.Doug Fenner.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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