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Goniopora polyformis

Zou, 1980

Colonies are encrusting with contorted upgrowths. Corallites are irregular in shape and have thin walls. Septa are numerous and even.

Colour: Brown or grey, usually with white oral cones.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Goniopora fruticosa

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Zou (1980), Veron (1992). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Goniopora polyformis.  null.  The growth-form is typically irregularly encrusting.  null.

Goniopora polyformis.null.The growth-form is typically irregularly encrusting.null.

Goniopora polyformis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Goniopora polyformis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing corallites.

Goniopora polyformis.  Mainland Japan.  No text reqd.

Goniopora polyformis.Mainland Japan.No text reqd.