Skip to Content
Sign up
Report an error

Fungia fralinae

Nemenzo, 1955

Polyps are circular. Septa are in two distinct orders, those of the first order being very exsert, straight and thin. All septa have fine teeth. Tentacles, which are sometimes bifurcated, are commonly extended during the day.

Colour: Usually olive-green with tiny but conspicuous violet tentacle tips.

Habitat: Reef slopes and lagoons.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Hoeksema (1989).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Fungia fralinae.  Philippines.  Characteristic appearance of polyps with tentacles extended during the day.  Doug Fenner.

Fungia fralinae.Philippines.Characteristic appearance of polyps with tentacles extended during the day.Doug Fenner.

Fungia fralinae.  Philippines.  Detail showing green tentacles with tiny violet tips.  Charlie Veron.

Fungia fralinae.Philippines.Detail showing green tentacles with tiny violet tips.Charlie Veron.

Fungia fralinae.  Philippines.  Juvenile polyps (acanthocauli) growing on a dead parent.  Doug Fenner.

Fungia fralinae.Philippines.Juvenile polyps (acanthocauli) growing on a dead parent.Doug Fenner.

Fungia fralinae.  Philippines.  Showing upper surface.

Fungia fralinae.Philippines.Showing upper surface.

Fungia fralinae.  Philippines.  Showing lower surface.

Fungia fralinae.Philippines.Showing lower surface.

Fungia fralinae.  Philippines.  Showing mouth.

Fungia fralinae.Philippines.Showing mouth.

Fungia fralinae.  Philippines.  Showing costae.

Fungia fralinae.Philippines.Showing costae.