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Porites mayeri

Vaughan, 1918

Colonies are hemispherical and may be over 4 metres across. The surface is smooth or lobed.

Colour: Cream or brown, sometimes purple or blue (which may photograph pink).

Habitat: Back reef margins, lagoons and fringing reefs.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species:

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 mayeri.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  This species forms large colonies with a smooth surface and small corallites.  Charlie Veron.

Porites mayeri.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.This species forms large colonies with a smooth surface and small corallites.Charlie Veron.

Porites mayeri.  Papua New Guinea.  Detail of a lobed colony.  Neville Coleman.

Porites mayeri.Papua New Guinea.Detail of a lobed colony.Neville Coleman.

Porites mayeri. Diagram showing corallite characters.   .

Porites mayeri.Diagram showing corallite characters. .

Porites mayeri.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Porites mayeri.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing corallites.

Porites mayeri.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Porites mayeri.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing corallites.

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

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

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

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