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Goniopora burgosi

Nemenzo, 1955

Colonies are submassive, usually lobed, and may be large. Corallites are deep, with short septa.

Colour: Polyps are a mass of grey or brown tentacles when extended, the surrounding tissue is brown.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon but distinctive.

Similar species: Goniopora planulata , Goniopora stutchburyi

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Nemenzo (1955), Veron and Hodgson (1989). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Goniopora burgosi.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Polyps are retracted on the lower parts of the colony and fully extended on the upper parts.  Charlie Veron.

Goniopora burgosi.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Polyps are retracted on the lower parts of the colony and fully extended on the upper parts.Charlie Veron.

Goniopora burgosi.  Red Sea.  A large lobed colony.  Charlie Veron.

Goniopora burgosi.Red Sea.A large lobed colony.Charlie Veron.

Goniopora burgosi.  Red Sea.  Surface of a colony. Polyps have fully extended tentacles partly masking the underlying growth-form.  Charlie Veron.

Goniopora burgosi.Red Sea.Surface of a colony. Polyps have fully extended tentacles partly masking the underlying growth-form.Charlie Veron.

Goniopora burgosi.  Red Sea.  Surface detail of a massive colony.  Charlie Veron.

Goniopora burgosi.Red Sea.Surface detail of a massive colony.Charlie Veron.

Goniopora burgosi.  Thailand.  Showing colony surface.

Goniopora burgosi.Thailand.Showing colony surface.

Goniopora burgosi.  Vietnam.  Showing corallites.

Goniopora burgosi.Vietnam.Showing corallites.

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

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

Goniopora burgosi.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Goniopora burgosi.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing corallites.