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Fungia repanda

Dana, 1846

Polyps are circular, up to 300 millimetres diameter, thick and flat or strongly arched. Septa are almost equal at the polyp perimeter. Septal teeth are fine but clearly visible. There are no tentacular lobes. The undersurface has pits between the costae. Costal spines are granular. Tentacles are usually slightly extended during the day giving the polyp a speckled appearance.

Colour: Usually brown with pale tentacles.

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), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Fungia repanda.  Papua New Guinea.  Appearance of a polyp with tentacles extended, which gives the polyp a spotted appearance.  Valerie Taylor.

Fungia repanda.Papua New Guinea.Appearance of a polyp with tentacles extended, which gives the polyp a spotted appearance.Valerie Taylor.

Fungia repanda.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  A strongly arched polyp with tentacles fully extended.  Jim Maragos.

Fungia repanda.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.A strongly arched polyp with tentacles fully extended.Jim Maragos.

Fungia repanda.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Surface detail with tentacles slightly extended.  Neville Coleman.

Fungia repanda.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Surface detail with tentacles slightly extended.Neville Coleman.

Fungia repanda.  Coral Sea.  Septa with tentacles extended.  Neville Coleman.

Fungia repanda.Coral Sea.Septa with tentacles extended.Neville Coleman.

Fungia repanda.  Ningaloo Reefs, western Australia.  Tentacles, shown here extended are always short and tapered.  Neville Coleman.

Fungia repanda.Ningaloo Reefs, western Australia.Tentacles, shown here extended are always short and tapered.Neville Coleman.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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