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Porites stephensoni

Crossland, 1952

Colonies are encrusting, hemispherical or columnar and are usually less than 0.1 metre across.

Colour: Cream or brown.

Habitat: Reef flats.

Abundance: 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 stephensoni.  Papua New Guinea.  Surface of a massive colony.  Neville Coleman.

Porites stephensoni.Papua New Guinea.Surface of a massive colony.Neville Coleman.

Porites stephensoni.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  General appearance of corallites.  Charlie Veron.

Porites stephensoni.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.General appearance of corallites.Charlie Veron.

Porites stephensoni. Diagram showing corallite characters.   .

Porites stephensoni.Diagram showing corallite characters. .

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

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

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

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

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

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