Colonies are commonly over one metre across and are hemispherical in shape. They are composed of straight radiating cylindrical branches which divide infrequently. Branches are usually compact. Verrucae are elongate and project outwardly or upwards.
Brown with pale tips.
Shallow reef environments.
Pocillopora capitata ,
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).
displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Pocillopora indiania.Seychelle Islands.A large hemispherical colony.Charlie Veron.
Pocillopora indiania.Seychelle Islands.Colonies have cylindrical branches that are closely compacted.Charlie Veron.
Pocillopora indiania.Seychelle Islands.Side of branches showing elongate verrucae.Charlie Veron.
Pocillopora indiania.Seychelle Islands.P. indiania (above) next to P. verrucosa (below).Charlie Veron.
Pocillopora indiania.Seychelle Islands.Showing branch end.
Pocillopora indiania.Seychelle Islands.Showing branch.