What is the class of Fungia?

Sea anemones and corals

What organism is mushroom coral?

Mushroom corals belong to the family Fungiidae under the phylum Cnidaria. They are called Fungia. Mushroom corals are some of the most colourful and decorative species. They are soft multicoloured coral. They mostly found in shallow tropical water.

What is the common name of Fungia?

Common mushroom coral
Fungia fungites, Common mushroom coral.

Where do mushroom corals come from?

Coral Mushrooms are found throughout the world’s oceans. Most are found in tropical waters, but there are also cold water species. They inhabit a wide variety of marine environments, though most often in areas of poorer water quality.

What type of individual is Fungia sp?

Fungia is a genus of corals in the family Fungiidae. It is monotypic with the single species Fungia fungites, which is found growing on reefs in the Indo-Pacific….Fungia.

Fungia fungites
Order: Scleractinia
Family: Fungiidae
Genus: Fungia Lamarck, 1801
Species: F. fungites

What is the common name of Meandrina?

Meandrina meandrites, commonly known as maze coral, is a species of colonial stony coral in the family Meandrinidae.

Can mushroom corals move?

Yes, mushroom corals can move and probably will move about your tank, to the location they prefer the most.

What makes a mushroom coral bounce?

We know they start out as Rhodactis coral, a furry mushroom coral found mostly in the Indo-Pacific. What we don’t know is exactly what prompts Rhodactis corals to enlarge the polyp tissue, creating the bouncy “bubbles” we adore.

What color are brain coral?

The colour of Brain Corals (see over and right) is a yellowish-brown often with a definite greenish tint. Brain corals are important in the building of the reefs. When dead they turn whitish but remain very hard and other corals settle and grow on them, adding to the reef structure.

What is the other name of cnidaria?

Cnidarian, also called coelenterate, any member of the phylum Cnidaria (Coelenterata), a group made up of more than 9,000 living species. Mostly marine animals, the cnidarians include the corals, hydras, jellyfish, Portuguese men-of-war, sea anemones, sea pens, sea whips, and sea fans.