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Goniopora cellulosa

Veron, 1990

Colonies are massive. Walls are thin and perforated. Calices vary greatly in depth. Septa are short and irregularly fused. Columellae are irregular.

Colour: Brown or tan.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Goniopora minor

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (1990a). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Goniopora cellulosa.  Mainland Japan.  This species forms small submassive colonies.  Moritaka Nishihra.

Goniopora cellulosa.Mainland Japan.This species forms small submassive colonies.Moritaka Nishihra.

Goniopora cellulosa.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing colony surface.

Goniopora cellulosa.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing colony surface.

Goniopora cellulosa.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Goniopora cellulosa.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing corallites.

Goniopora cellulosa.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing colony surface.

Goniopora cellulosa.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing colony surface.

Goniopora cellulosa.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Goniopora cellulosa.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing corallites.