Fungia seychellensis   Hoeksema  1993 (Hard Coral)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order:Scleractinia
Family:Fungiidae

Image copyrights: Australian Institute of Marine Science

Description
Max. size: 15 cm in diameter.

Colour: Pale brown.

Polyps are circular to elongate and up to 150 millimetres long. Mouths may occur outside the axial furrow. Septa are fine, densely packed and usually sinuous. Tentacular lobes are inconspicuous or absent.

Similar species: Fungia scutaria, which has distinct tentacular lobes and coarser septa.


Synonym (s)
Fungia (Pleuractis) seychellensis Hoeksema, 1993
Fungia seychellensis Veron, 2000
Fungia seychellensis Hoeksema, 1993
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Mushroom Coral (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Threats:  Natural threats, Anthropogenic
(Protected under Indian Wild Life Protection Act, 1972)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
IUCN Status:  Vulnerable

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Bitra Island INDIA (Record: 2009)

Literature Source(s)
  • Jeyabaskaran, R (2009) New records of corals from Lakshadweep Islands Records of Zoological Survey of India ZSI 109 (Part-1) 53-64 Available at - ZSI
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • AIMS Data Centre Available at - http://data.aims.gov.au/
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at - http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  • Indian Wild Life Protection Act, 1972

Page last updated on:2010-05-07

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