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Goniopora lobata

Milne Edwards & Haime, 1860

Flowerpot Coral

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Red Sea, Eastern Africa, and to Fiji and Samoa.

Natural Environment: Inhabits turbid waters in lagoons and generally seen at depths between 3 to 100 feet (1 - 30 m).

General Husbandry: See Goniopora stokesi for general aquarium husbandry/info.


    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Cnidaria

    Class: Anthozoa

    Subclass: Hexacorallia

    Order: Scleractinia

    Family: Poritidae

    Genus: Goniopora

FYI: In the wild, small mound shaped growths with long polyps that are usually brown, yellow or green with contrasting colored oral discs and tentacles.

 Goniopora lobata (Flowerpot Coral)
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 Goniopora lobata (Flowerpot Coral)
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