Please visit our Sponsors
Related FAQs: Poritids, Poritids 2, Poritids 3, & FAQs on: Poritid Identification, Poritid Behavior, Poritid Compatibility, Poritid Selection, Poritid Systems, Poritid Feeding, Poritid Health, Poritid Reproduction/Propagation, Stony/True Coral, Coral System Set-Up, Coral System Lighting, Stony Coral Identification, Stony Coral Selection, Coral PlacementFoods/Feeding/Nutrition, Disease/Health, Propagation, Growing Reef CoralsStony Coral Behavior, SPS Identification, SPS Behavior, SPS Compatibility, SPS Selection, SPS Systems, SPS Feeding, SPS Disease, SPS Reproduction,

Related Articles: Poritid Corals, Stony or True Corals, Order Scleractinia

Genera Coverage: Alveopora, Porites

/The Best Livestock For Your Reef Aquarium:

Genus Goniopora, Family Poritidae, Part 2

To: Goniopora 1, Goniopora 3


By Bob Fenner


Genus Goniopora: A likely unneeded mention that all (my) identifications on WWM are tentative; those of stony corals often require careful examination of skeletal remains for ID to species. Here are some other examples of the genus.
Goniopora sp. a yellowish aquarium specimen and one off of Heron Island, Australia's Great Barrier Reef. And how it can be propagated below, by asexual "pupping" and grown in fine, silty substrate. Last, a colony in Fiji.

Goniopora sp. Encrusting, lobate to columnar colonies. Variable in color as you can see... At least 14 species in the West Pacific... occurring in protected, turbid (muddy) water. Predated by the Nudibranch, Phestilla sp. 

A green colony. Queensland, Australia.

A "puffed-up" colony in the muck in N. Sulawesi.

A gorgeous Goniopora colony in the Red Sea.

To: Goniopora 1, Goniopora 3

Become a Sponsor Features:
Daily FAQs FW Daily FAQs SW Pix of the Day FW Pix of the Day New On WWM
Helpful Links Hobbyist Forum Calendars Admin Index Cover Images
Featured Sponsors: