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Porites colonensis

Zlatarski, 1990

Colonies are thin plates, sometimes in tiers. Surfaces of plates are smooth or undulating.

Colour: Brown with white polyps.

Habitat: Reef slopes.

Abundance: Locally common.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Zlatarski (1990). Additional identification guide: Humann (1993).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Porites colonensis.  Caribbean.  Common appearance of a flat plate projecting beneath Agaricia.  Paul Humann.

Porites colonensis.Caribbean.Common appearance of a flat plate projecting beneath Agaricia.Paul Humann.

Porites colonensis.  Gulf of Mexico.  Surface of a flat plate.  Doug Fenner.

Porites colonensis.Gulf of Mexico.Surface of a flat plate.Doug Fenner.

Porites colonensis. Diagram showing corallite characters.   .

Porites colonensis.Diagram showing corallite characters. .