Polyps are usually circular, flat or arched. Septa are thin with fine conical or granular teeth. Small tentacular lobes may be present. Costae are fine. There are no pits between the costae. Septa may form irregular patterns in turbid environments.
Reef slopes and lagoons.
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 scabra.Papua New Guinea.Polyp with tentacles extended .Valerie Taylor.
Fungia scabra.Tanzania.Septa may form irregular patterns in turbid environments.Charlie Veron.