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Pocillopora woodjonesi

Vaughan, 1918

Colonies are irregular in shape and are composed of flattened branches which tend to sprawl over the substrate. The coenosteum is covered with fine granules.

Colour: Pink or brown.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes exposed to strong wave action.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Veron and Pichon (1976), Dai (1989). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Pocillopora woodjonesi.  Cocos Keeling Islands, Indian Ocean.  P. woodjonesi behind two colonies of P. eydouxi..  Charlie Veron.

Pocillopora woodjonesi.Cocos Keeling Islands, Indian Ocean.P. woodjonesi behind two colonies of P. eydouxi..Charlie Veron.

Pocillopora woodjonesi.  Cocos Keeling Islands, Indian Ocean.  In shallow water.  Charlie Veron.

Pocillopora woodjonesi.Cocos Keeling Islands, Indian Ocean.In shallow water.Charlie Veron.

Pocillopora woodjonesi.  Papua New Guinea.  Colony on an overhang.  Charlie Veron.

Pocillopora woodjonesi.Papua New Guinea.Colony on an overhang.Charlie Veron.

Pocillopora woodjonesi.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing branches.

Pocillopora woodjonesi.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing branches.

Pocillopora woodjonesi.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing branch end.

Pocillopora woodjonesi.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing branch end.

Pocillopora woodjonesi.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing branch end.

Pocillopora woodjonesi.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing branch end.