Goniopora paliformisis commonly referred to as Goniopora paliformis. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 250 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Goniopora paliformis are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Goniopora paliformis, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Goniopora paliformis, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
"Description: Colonies are massive, usually hemispherical, and may be several metres across. The surface is smooth to undulating. Corallites are deeply excavated. There are two cycles of 12 septa each, 6 pali and no columella. Walls are thin.
Color: Dull brown.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments and lagoons.
Similar Species: Resembles Porites densa, which has slightly smaller corallites, but this species is easily recognised underwater. See also the astrocoeniid Stylocoeniella armata."