Taxonomic note: Several authors have considered Porites porites, P. divaricata and P. furcata to be different forms of the same species. Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Squires (1958), Roos (1971). Additional identification guides: Colin (1978), Humann (1993).
displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Porites furcata.Caribbean.A compact colony in an intertidal rock pool.Charlie Veron.
Porites furcata.Caribbean.A thicket on an upper reef slope.Charlie Veron.
Porites furcata.Caribbean.Branch tips with polyps extended during the day.Charlie Veron.