:  Fungiidae
Taxonomy: Scleractinia: Fungiidae (Stony Corals)
Body Form: Fungiids are solitary corals that produce a round skeleton with radial ridges - like a bicycle wheel. They produce significant aragonite on reef but they are ahermatypic - they do not contribute to the matrix of a reef. They are fragile and do not transport well.
Diet: Some have zooxanthellae and others are entirely heterotrophic.    Care Level:  easy/moderate
Natural History: Fungiids are dome-shaped corals with radial ridges that have zooxanthellae but also prosper from regular feeding. They should be handled carefully and never moved when expanded. They are capable of movement and are phototaxic - they move toward light. They grow as solitary single polyps with a single mouth. They are quite hardy in the aquarium provided they are moved with great care.
Fungia Plate Coral
Fungia Plate Coral
Green Tongue Coral
Lithophyllon Neon Blue Eye
Plate Coral - Green
Plate Coral, Long Tentacle
Podabacia - Green


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