species: Pectinia lactuca in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Pectinia lactuca

©Anne Hoggett: A small colony of Pectinia lactuca about 25 cm wide tucked in a crevice on the reef slope at No Name Reef near Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Detail of ridges and valleys of Pectinia lactuca at No Name Reef

©Lyle Vail: Pectinia lactuca at Pidgin Point, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Hexacorallia
Order Scleractinia
Family Merulinidae
Genus Pectinia
Species Pectinia lactuca
Status vulnerable



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Stafford-Smith, M.C. and R.F.G. Ormond (1992). Sediment rejection mechanisms of 42 species of Australian scleractinian corals, Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 43: 683-705. LIRS catalog number 366.