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Porites ornata

Nemenzo, 1971

Colonies are clumps of fused branches which are usually tapered. Corallites are small and superficial.

Colour: Pale cream.

Habitat: Shallow protected reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon or rare.

Similar species: Porites cylindrica , Porites flavus , Porites rus

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Nemenzo (1971).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Porites ornata.  Philippines.  An unusually large colony.  Roger Steene.

Porites ornata.Philippines.An unusually large colony.Roger Steene.

Porites ornata.  Philippines.  Showing the characteristically rough surface of branches.  Charlie Veron.

Porites ornata.Philippines.Showing the characteristically rough surface of branches.Charlie Veron.

Porites ornata. Diagram showing corallite characters.  null.

Porites ornata.Diagram showing corallite characters.null.

Porites ornata.  Philippines.  Showing whole colony.

Porites ornata.Philippines.Showing whole colony.

Porites ornata.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Porites ornata.Philippines.Showing corallites.