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Fungia scabra

Döderlein, 1901

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.

Colour: Usually brown.

Habitat: Reef slopes and lagoons.

Abundance: Rare.

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 scabra.  Papua New Guinea.  Polyp with tentacles extended .  Valerie Taylor.

Fungia scabra.Papua New Guinea.Polyp with tentacles extended .Valerie Taylor.

Fungia scabra.  Tanzania.  Septa may form irregular patterns in turbid environments.  Charlie Veron.

Fungia scabra.Tanzania.Septa may form irregular patterns in turbid environments.Charlie Veron.

Fungia scabra.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Surface detail.  Valerie Taylor.

Fungia scabra.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Surface detail.Valerie Taylor.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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