Description: Colonies are hemispherical to encrusting. Calices have small columellae and long, regular, steeply plunging septa. Paliform lobes are absent. Columellae are small or absent.
Color: Usually greenish brown with distinctively coloured oral discs and pale tips to the tentacles.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Uncommon except at Norfolk Island, western Pacific.
Similar Species: Goniopora pendulus, which has larger polyps and dissimilar skeletal characters. See also G. tenuidens and G. minor, which are both distinguished by the presence of paliform lobes and/or broad columellae.
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