Colonies are thin encrusting plates with nodular upgrowths. Septa are uniform in spacing and length.
Blue (which may photograph purple).
Protected shallow reef environments.
Taxonomic note: Differences between Brazilian and Caribbean occurrences of this species are substantial. Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Laborel (1969). Additional identification guide: Humann (1993).
displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Porites branneri.Caribbean.A small nodular colony. Tentacles are extended.Paul Humann.
Porites branneri.Gulf of Mexico.Corallite detail.Doug Fenner.