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Goniastrea minuta

Veron, 2000

Colonies are usually encrusting, becoming submassive. Corallites are angular, with a uniform appearance. Walls are usually thin. Long and short septa strongly alternate. Paliform lobes are well developed, forming a neat crown.

Colour: Uniform pale brown or greenish-brown. Wall tops are pale.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Goniastrea retiformis

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Goniastrea minuta.  Papua New Guinea.  A submassive colony.  Gerry Allen.

Goniastrea minuta.Papua New Guinea.A submassive colony.Gerry Allen.

Goniastrea minuta.  Seychelle Islands.  The rounded surface of massive colonies.  Charlie Veron.

Goniastrea minuta.Seychelle Islands.The rounded surface of massive colonies.Charlie Veron.

Goniastrea minuta.  Papua New Guinea.  Corallites are superficially Porites-like.  Charlie Veron.

Goniastrea minuta.Papua New Guinea.Corallites are superficially Porites-like.Charlie Veron.

Goniastrea minuta.  Philippines.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Goniastrea minuta.Philippines.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Goniastrea minuta.  Papua New Guinea.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Goniastrea minuta.Papua New Guinea.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Goniastrea minuta.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing corallites.

Goniastrea minuta.Papua New Guinea.Showing corallites.

Goniastrea minuta.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing colony surface.

Goniastrea minuta.Papua New Guinea.Showing colony surface.

Goniastrea minuta.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing corallites.

Goniastrea minuta.Papua New Guinea.Showing corallites.

Goniastrea minuta.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing corallites.

Goniastrea minuta.Papua New Guinea.Showing corallites.