The poritid coral, Goniopora stokesi Milne Edwards and Haime, 1851 (Anthozoa: Hexacorallia: Scle- ractinia), is recorded based on specimens of coralla with unique skeletal morphology and reproductive manor, forming daughter colonies, collected from off Amami and Kakeroma islands, the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. The finding represents the first records of the coral from both two islands.

奄美大島および加計呂麻島沿岸域から発見された コモチハナガササンゴGoniopora stokesi(花虫綱イシサンゴ目ハマサンゴ科)(上野大輔・ 藤井琢磨・ 北野裕子・ 上野浩子・ 横山貞夫)