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Fungia spinifer

Claereboudt and Hoeksema, 1987

Polyps are circular, up to 125 millimetres diameter, with a distinct central arch. Septa are densely packed and straight and have fine teeth and granulated sides.

Colour: Brown to greyish-violet.

Habitat: Reef slopes and lagoons.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Fungia scabra

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Claereboudt and Hoeksema (1987), Hoeksema (1989). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Fungia spinifer.  Papua New Guinea.  Polyp with fine wavy septa.  Jim Maragos.

Fungia spinifer.Papua New Guinea.Polyp with fine wavy septa.Jim Maragos.

Fungia spinifer.  Papua New Guinea.  Polyps commonly have irregular eroded margins.  Jim Maragos.

Fungia spinifer.Papua New Guinea.Polyps commonly have irregular eroded margins.Jim Maragos.

Fungia spinifer.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing upper surface.

Fungia spinifer.Papua New Guinea.Showing upper surface.

Fungia spinifer.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing lower surface.

Fungia spinifer.Papua New Guinea.Showing lower surface.

Fungia spinifer.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing oral cone.

Fungia spinifer.Papua New Guinea.Showing oral cone.

Fungia spinifer.  Philippines.  Showing upper surface.

Fungia spinifer.Philippines.Showing upper surface.

Fungia spinifer.  Philippines.  Showing lower surface.

Fungia spinifer.Philippines.Showing lower surface.