Skip to Content
Sign up
Report an error

Pocillopora inflata

Glynn, 1999

Colonies form hemispherical mounds of branches or are openly branched. Branches are short, irregular, and swollen towards their tips. Verrucae are sparse, short or absent.

Colour: Green or mustard.

Habitat: Shallow rocky foreshores.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Pocillopora capitata , Pocillopora effusus , Pocillopora fungiformis

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Glynn (1999).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Pocillopora inflata.  Gulf of Mexico.  This species shows little resemblance to other Pocillopora.  Peter Glynn.

Pocillopora inflata.Gulf of Mexico.This species shows little resemblance to other Pocillopora.Peter Glynn.

Pocillopora inflata.  Gulf of Mexico.  This species shows little resemblance to other Pocillopora.  Peter Glynn.

Pocillopora inflata.Gulf of Mexico.This species shows little resemblance to other Pocillopora.Peter Glynn.

Pocillopora inflata.  Mexico, Pacific coast.  Showing corallites.

Pocillopora inflata.Mexico, Pacific coast.Showing corallites.

Pocillopora inflata.  Mexico, Pacific coast.  Showing branches.

Pocillopora inflata.Mexico, Pacific coast.Showing branches.