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Goniopora stutchburyi

Wells, 1955

Colonies are submassive to encrusting. Calices are small and shallow, giving colonies a smooth surface. Polyps have short tapered tentacles which may not be extended during the day.

Colour: Usually pale brown or cream, sometimes with pale blue mouths.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron and Pichon (1982). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Goniopora stutchburyi.  Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia.  A large lobed colony.  Charlie Veron.

Goniopora stutchburyi.Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia.A large lobed colony.Charlie Veron.

Goniopora stutchburyi.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Polyp detail, with polyps partly retracted.  Charlie Veron.

Goniopora stutchburyi.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Polyp detail, with polyps partly retracted.Charlie Veron.

Goniopora stutchburyi.  Indonesia.  Typical appearance with polyps fully extended.  Charlie Veron.

Goniopora stutchburyi.Indonesia.Typical appearance with polyps fully extended.Charlie Veron.

Goniopora stutchburyi.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Goniopora stutchburyi.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.

Goniopora stutchburyi.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing skeletal detail.

Goniopora stutchburyi.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing skeletal detail.

Goniopora stutchburyi.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing colony shape.

Goniopora stutchburyi.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing colony shape.

Goniopora stutchburyi.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Goniopora stutchburyi.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.