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Porites aranetai

Nemenzo, 1955

Colonies are encrusting with a smooth or nodular surface forming short branches. The septal pattern is highly variable.

Colour: Mottled green or pale cream.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Locally common.

Similar species: Porites cocosensis , Porites lichen , Porites lutea

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Porites aranetai.  Vietnam.  Surface of a submassive colony.  Charlie Veron.

Porites aranetai.Vietnam.Surface of a submassive colony.Charlie Veron.

Porites aranetai. Diagram showing corallite characters.   .

Porites aranetai.Diagram showing corallite characters. .