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Porites brighami

Vaughan, 1907

Colonies are small nodules, usually less than 0.1 metre across. Corallites are deep, funnel-shaped, and polygonal. Septa are thickened near the wall.

Colour: Grey, brown or green.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Vaughan?s original description/specimens. Additional identification guide: Maragos (1977).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Porites brighami.  Hawaii.  Colonies usually consist of small lumpy nodules.  Jim Maragos.

Porites brighami.Hawaii.Colonies usually consist of small lumpy nodules.Jim Maragos.

Porites brighami.  Hawaii.  An encrusting colony.  Jim Maragos.

Porites brighami.Hawaii.An encrusting colony.Jim Maragos.

Porites brighami.  Hawaii.  Corallite detail.  Keoki Sender.

Porites brighami.Hawaii.Corallite detail.Keoki Sender.

Porites brighami. Diagram showing corallite characters.   .

Porites brighami.Diagram showing corallite characters. .

Porites brighami.  Hawaii.  No text reqd.

Porites brighami.Hawaii.No text reqd.

Porites brighami.  Hawaii.  No text reqd.

Porites brighami.Hawaii.No text reqd.

Porites brighami.  Hawaii.  Showing colony surface.

Porites brighami.Hawaii.Showing colony surface.

Porites brighami.  Hawaii.  Showing corallites.

Porites brighami.Hawaii.Showing corallites.