Colonies are clumps of fused branches which are usually tapered. Corallites are small and superficial.
Shallow protected reef environments.
Uncommon or rare.
Porites cylindrica ,
Porites flavus ,
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Nemenzo (1971).
displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Porites ornata.Philippines.An unusually large colony.Roger Steene.
Porites ornata.Philippines.Showing the characteristically rough surface of branches.Charlie Veron.
Porites ornata.Diagram showing corallite characters.null.
Porites ornata.Philippines.Showing whole colony.
Porites ornata.Philippines.Showing corallites.