Saltcorner
By Bob Goemans
Site Supported in Part by:
Boyd Enterprises 

Goniopora

Goniopora minor

Crossland, 1952

Flowerpot Coral

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Widespread.

Natural Environment: Inhabits subtidal reef environments and lagoons and generally seen at depths between 3 to 100 feet (1 - 30 m).

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

Taxonomy:

    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, or green with contrasting colored oral discs and tentacles.

 Goniopora minor (Flowerpot Coral)
Photo © aims.gov.au
Site Supported in Part by:
San Francisco Bay Brand