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Porites densa

Vaughan, 1918

Colonies are hemispherical, less than 0.15 metres across, with an even surface.

Colour: Cream, grey or brown.

Habitat: Back reef margins.

Abundance: Sometimes common.

Similar species: Porites echinulata , Poritipora paliformis

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron and Pichon (1982). Additional identification guide: Veron (1986).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Porites densa.  Philippines.  Corallites are large and conspicuous. Tentacles are partly extended.  Charlie Veron.

Porites densa.Philippines.Corallites are large and conspicuous. Tentacles are partly extended.Charlie Veron.

Porites densa. Diagram showing corallite characters.   .

Porites densa.Diagram showing corallite characters. .

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

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

Porites densa.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing massive colony.

Porites densa.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing massive colony.

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

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

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

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