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Fungia puishani

Veron and DeVantier, 2000

Polyps are circular or oval, up to 125 millimetres diameter and strongly arched. Septa are densely packed and straight and have small blunt teeth. The axial mouth is well defined and the outer surface is covered with small peripheral mouths separated by septa of variable length. There are no tentacular lobes.

Colour: Pale brown.

Habitat: Reef slopes and lagoons.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Fungia scabra

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Fungia puishani.  Seychelle Islands.  A small rounded polyp.  Charlie Veron.

Fungia puishani.Seychelle Islands.A small rounded polyp.Charlie Veron.

Fungia puishani.  Seychelle Islands.  A mouth outside the axial furrow.  Charlie Veron.

Fungia puishani.Seychelle Islands.A mouth outside the axial furrow.Charlie Veron.

Fungia puishani.  Seychelle Islands.  Showing upper surface.

Fungia puishani.Seychelle Islands.Showing upper surface.

Fungia puishani.  Socotra, north-western Indian Ocean.  Showing upper surface.

Fungia puishani.Socotra, north-western Indian Ocean.Showing upper surface.

Fungia puishani.  Socotra, north-western Indian Ocean.  Showing mouth.

Fungia puishani.Socotra, north-western Indian Ocean.Showing mouth.

Fungia puishani.  Socotra, north-western Indian Ocean.  Showing septa.

Fungia puishani.Socotra, north-western Indian Ocean.Showing septa.

Fungia puishani.  Socotra, north-western Indian Ocean.  Showing lower surface.

Fungia puishani.Socotra, north-western Indian Ocean.Showing lower surface.