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Porites murrayensis

Vaughan, 1918

Colonies are hemispherical or spherical, up to 0.2 metres across. The colony surface is smooth and corallites are evenly spaced.

Colour: Usually cream or brown, but may be bright colours in shallow water.

Habitat: Shallow clear water, especially reef flats.

Abundance: Sometimes common.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wells (1954), 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 murrayensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  A small colony with a typically smooth surface.  Charlie Veron.

Porites murrayensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.A small colony with a typically smooth surface.Charlie Veron.

Porites murrayensis. Diagram showing corallite characters.   .

Porites murrayensis.Diagram showing corallite characters. .

Porites murrayensis.  Indonesia.  Showing massive colony.

Porites murrayensis.Indonesia.Showing massive colony.

Porites murrayensis.  Indonesia.  Showing corallites.

Porites murrayensis.Indonesia.Showing corallites.

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

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

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

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