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Porites latistella

Quelch, 1886

Colonies are thin basal laminae and twisted flattened branches. Corallites are aligned in irregular rows along the branches.

Colour: Pale brown.

Habitat: Shallow protected reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Porites cylindrica

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Nemenzo (1971). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Porites latistella.  Papua New Guinea.  Colonies are usually composed of branches and flat plates.  Charlie Veron.

Porites latistella.Papua New Guinea.Colonies are usually composed of branches and flat plates.Charlie Veron.

Porites latistella.  Seychelle Islands.  Colony in shallow water composed of thick compact branches.  Charlie Veron.

Porites latistella.Seychelle Islands.Colony in shallow water composed of thick compact branches.Charlie Veron.

Porites latistella.  Philippines.  Detail of branches and laminae.  Charlie Veron.

Porites latistella.Philippines.Detail of branches and laminae.Charlie Veron.

Porites latistella.  Philippines.  A colony composed mostly of twisted branches.  Charlie Veron.

Porites latistella.Philippines.A colony composed mostly of twisted branches.Charlie Veron.

Porites latistella.  Indonesia.  Colonies are usually composed of branches and flat plates.  Charlie Veron.

Porites latistella.Indonesia.Colonies are usually composed of branches and flat plates.Charlie Veron.

Porites latistella. Diagram showing corallite characters.   .

Porites latistella.Diagram showing corallite characters. .

Porites latistella.  Indonesia.  Showing characteristic colony formation.

Porites latistella.Indonesia.Showing characteristic colony formation.

Porites latistella.  Indonesia.  Showing corallites.

Porites latistella.Indonesia.Showing corallites.

Porites latistella.  Indonesia.  Showing corallites.

Porites latistella.Indonesia.Showing corallites.

Porites latistella.  Philippines.  Showing branches.

Porites latistella.Philippines.Showing branches.