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Porites branneri

Rathbun, 1887

Colonies are thin encrusting plates with nodular upgrowths. Septa are uniform in spacing and length.

Colour: Blue (which may photograph purple).

Habitat: Protected shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: 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).

Map 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.Caribbean.A small nodular colony. Tentacles are extended.Paul Humann.

Porites branneri.  Gulf of Mexico.  Corallite detail.  Doug Fenner.

Porites branneri.Gulf of Mexico.Corallite detail.Doug Fenner.

Porites branneri. Diagram showing corallite characters.   .

Porites branneri.Diagram showing corallite characters. .