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Porites myrmidonensis

Veron, 1985

Colonies are massive and may be over 4 metres across. The surface is usually nodular. Corallites are in deeply excavated pits and are distinctive underwater.

Colour: Uniform or mottled green or brown.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes exposed to strong wave action.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (1985). Additional identification guide: Veron (1986).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Porites myrmidonensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Surface detail.  Charlie Veron.

Porites myrmidonensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Surface detail.Charlie Veron.

Porites myrmidonensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Large colonies.  Terry Done.

Porites myrmidonensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Large colonies.Terry Done.

Porites myrmidonensis. Diagram showing corallite characters.   .

Porites myrmidonensis.Diagram showing corallite characters. .

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

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

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

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