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Porites eridani

Umbgrove, 1940

Colonies are large basal laminae, often with contorted branches. Corallites are irregularly distributed on both laminae and branches.

Colour: Brown.

Habitat: Shallow protected reef environments.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species: Porites flavus , Porites horizontalata , Porites latistella , Porites sillimaniana

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Nemenzo (1980).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Porites eridani.  Vietnam.  Irregularly flattened branches on a laminate base.  Charlie Veron.

Porites eridani.Vietnam.Irregularly flattened branches on a laminate base.Charlie Veron.

Porites eridani.  Vietnam.  Colony with extensive basal plates.  Charlie Veron.

Porites eridani.Vietnam.Colony with extensive basal plates.Charlie Veron.

Porites eridani. Diagram showing corallite characters.   .

Porites eridani.Diagram showing corallite characters. .

Porites eridani.  Ashmore Reef, western Australia.  Showing characteristic colony formation.

Porites eridani.Ashmore Reef, western Australia.Showing characteristic colony formation.

Porites eridani.  Philippines.  Showing characteristic colony formation.

Porites eridani.Philippines.Showing characteristic colony formation.

Porites eridani.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Porites eridani.Philippines.Showing corallites.