Fungia fungities   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Hard Coral)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order:Scleractinia
Family:Fungiidae

Description
Color: Brown, sometimes mottles.

Corals are circular or subcircular, up to 280 mm in diameter. Septal teeth are triangular, pointed, coral spines are tall, smooth and conical. Costae have regular, tall and smooth spines. Coralla reach over 30 cm across and are slightly arched.


Synonym (s)
Madrepora fungites Linnaeus, 1758
Fungia fungities (Linnaeus) Doderlein, 1901
Fungia fungities Pillai & Scheer, 1976

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
Trophic Level:  Consumer

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 14) (Long: 94) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 8.53) (Long: 92.5) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Venkataraman, K; Satyanarayana, CH; Alfred, JRB and Wolstenholme, J (2003) Handbook on hard corals of India ZSI, Kolkata 266 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Wafar, MVM and Wafar, S (2001) 101 questions on corals: Towards awareness National Institute of Oceanography, Goa and Administration of the U.T. of Lakshadweep 81 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Pillai, CSG (1983) Coral reefs and their environs Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 34 36-43 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/995/1/Bulletin_No_34-6.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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