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Porites annae

Crossland, 1952

Colonies have nodular anastomosing branches or columns with encrusting or laminar bases. In turbid water colonies are predominantly laminar.

Colour: Pale or dark green, yellow, purple or brown.

Habitat: May form single species stands on sloping reef faces in clear or turbid water.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Porites cocosensis

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron and Pichon (1982). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Porites annae.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Characteristically irregular branches.  Ed Lovell.

Porites annae.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Characteristically irregular branches.Ed Lovell.

Porites annae.  Guam.  Side of irregularly fused columns.  Gustav Paulay.

Porites annae.Guam.Side of irregularly fused columns.Gustav Paulay.

Porites annae.  Philippines.  Branch ends.  Charlie Veron.

Porites annae.Philippines.Branch ends.Charlie Veron.

Porites annae.  Solomon Islands.  Branch ends.  Neville Coleman.

Porites annae.Solomon Islands.Branch ends.Neville Coleman.

Porites annae.  null.  Fused column tops on a subtidal reef flat.  null.

Porites annae.null.Fused column tops on a subtidal reef flat.null.

Porites annae. Diagram showing corallite characters.   .

Porites annae.Diagram showing corallite characters. .

Porites annae.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing colony surface.

Porites annae.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing colony surface.

Porites annae.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Porites annae.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.

Porites annae.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing skeletal detail.

Porites annae.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing skeletal detail.

Porites annae.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing skeletal detail.

Porites annae.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing skeletal detail.

Porites annae.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing skeletal detail.

Porites annae.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing skeletal detail.

Porites annae.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing branches.

Porites annae.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing branches.