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Porites attenuata

Nemenzo, 1955

Colonies are sturdy fused branches with rounded tips. Corallites are moderately excavated. The coenosteum is coarse.

Colour: Usually mustard or bright yellow-green, also pale brown.

Habitat: Shallow protected reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Porites cylindrica , Porites tuberculosa

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Nemenzo (1955), Veron and Hodgson (1989). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Porites attenuata.  Philippines.  null.  Charlie Veron.

Porites attenuata.Philippines.null.Charlie Veron.

Porites attenuata.  Philippines.  With P. cylindrica (left).  Charlie Veron.

Porites attenuata.Philippines.With P. cylindrica (left).Charlie Veron.

Porites attenuata.  Philippines.  With P. cylindrica (top right) and P. nigrescens (bottom centre).  Charlie Veron.

Porites attenuata.Philippines.With P. cylindrica (top right) and P. nigrescens (bottom centre).Charlie Veron.

Porites attenuata.  Philippines.  With P. cylindrica (left).  Doug Fenner.

Porites attenuata.Philippines.With P. cylindrica (left).Doug Fenner.

Porites attenuata.  Philippines.  Branch detail.  Charlie Veron.

Porites attenuata.Philippines.Branch detail.Charlie Veron.

Porites attenuata. Diagram showing corallite characters.   .

Porites attenuata.Diagram showing corallite characters. .

Porites attenuata.  Vanuatu.  Showing colony shape.

Porites attenuata.Vanuatu.Showing colony shape.

Porites attenuata.  Vanuatu.  Showing branch end.

Porites attenuata.Vanuatu.Showing branch end.

Porites attenuata.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing colony shape.

Porites attenuata.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing colony shape.

Porites attenuata.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Porites attenuata.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing corallites.