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Fungia taiwanensis

Hoeksema and Dai, 1991

Polyps are elongate and up to 280 millimetres long with irregular sides. They are thick and heavy and usually have a strong central arch. Most primary septa extend from the mouth to the perimeter. There are many secondary mouths.

Colour: Brown, with white tentacles.

Habitat: Reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Fungia moluccensis

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Hoeksema and Dai (1991).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Fungia taiwanensis.  Taiwan.  A large colony with many mouths outside the axial furrow.  Charlie Veron.

Fungia taiwanensis.Taiwan.A large colony with many mouths outside the axial furrow.Charlie Veron.

Fungia taiwanensis.  Taiwan.  Colony viewed from above.  Charlie Veron.

Fungia taiwanensis.Taiwan.Colony viewed from above.Charlie Veron.

Fungia taiwanensis.  Taiwan.  Showing peripheral corallites.

Fungia taiwanensis.Taiwan.Showing peripheral corallites.

Fungia taiwanensis.  Taiwan.  Showing upper surface.

Fungia taiwanensis.Taiwan.Showing upper surface.

Fungia taiwanensis.  Taiwan.  Showing peripheral corallites.

Fungia taiwanensis.Taiwan.Showing peripheral corallites.

Fungia taiwanensis.  Taiwan.  Showing lower surface.

Fungia taiwanensis.Taiwan.Showing lower surface.

Fungia taiwanensis.  Taiwan.  Showing septa.

Fungia taiwanensis.Taiwan.Showing septa.