Taxonomic note: There are unresolved taxonomic issues between Hawaiian and central Indo-Pacific occurrences of this species. Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Vaughan?s original description/specimens. Additional identification guides: Maragos (1977), Nishihira and Veron (1995).
displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Porites evermanni.Scott Reef, western Australia.The columnar growth-form is typical of the species.Charlie Veron.
Porites evermanni.Maldive Islands, Indian Ocean.Tops of columns.Neville Coleman.
Porites evermanni.Papua New Guinea.Detail of a colony with polyps extended during the day. This species is relatively easily recognised during the day.Charlie Veron.