AppearanceCharacters: Colonies are submassive or are short thick columns. Columellae are prominent, dome-shaped, and commonly divided into six parts, each part having a deltaic pattern of four septa. Polyps have large oral cones.
Colour: Pale or dark brown or green. Oral cones are usually white or blue (which may photograph pink).
Goniopora de Blainville, 1830
Goniopora djiboutiensis Vaughan, 1907
Goniopora pulvinella Wells, 1954 (synonymy)
DistributionTropical, from Red Sea to Indo-Pacific.
HabitatMay form large single species stands in turbid water. 5 - 20 meter depth.
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