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Goniopora pearsoni

Veron, 2000

Colonies are massive, hemispherical or irregular. Corallites are rounded with thick walls and have six prominent paliform lobes. Polyps are elongate.

Colour: Uniform grey with blue mouths (which may photograph pink).

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Goniopora djiboutiensis , Goniopora tenuidens

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Goniopora pearsoni.  Red Sea.  Large colonies on a shallow reef front.  Charlie Veron.

Goniopora pearsoni.Red Sea.Large colonies on a shallow reef front.Charlie Veron.

Goniopora pearsoni.  Red Sea.  Polyps are long, with tubular trunks.  Charlie Veron.

Goniopora pearsoni.Red Sea.Polyps are long, with tubular trunks.Charlie Veron.

Goniopora pearsoni.  Red Sea.  Polyp detail.  Charlie Veron.

Goniopora pearsoni.Red Sea.Polyp detail.Charlie Veron.

Goniopora pearsoni.  Red Sea.  Showing colony surface.

Goniopora pearsoni.Red Sea.Showing colony surface.

Goniopora pearsoni.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Goniopora pearsoni.Red Sea.Showing corallites.