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Verrill, 1864

F. (L.) scutaria (3)

Type species: Fungia dentigera Leuckart, 1841 [= F. (Lobactis) scutaria Lamarck, 1801]

Total number of species estimated: 1

Characteristics: Corals zooxanthellate, monostomatous (with one mouth), free-living, oval to elongate. Maximum diameter 18 cm. Septal teeth angular and each covered by a vertical row of granulations. Septa show tentacular lobes. Corallum wall perforate. Costae show sharp or blunt costal spines with granulations at their tips (Hoeksema, 1989). Colour brown with pink.

Ecology: Most common on reef slopes.

Range: Indo-West Pacific.

Additional remarks: The tentacular lobes are very distinct.

Key references: Hoeksema, 1989.

Subgenus Lobactis