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Porites profundus

Rehberg, 1892

Colonies are composed of straight, slightly tapered branches. Corallites are deeply excavated and angular, with thin walls.

Colour: Grey or brown, usually with pale walls and darker centres.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon or rare.

Similar species: Porites negrosensis

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Pillai and Scheer (1976).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Porites profundus.  Tanzania.  Small colony with upright branches.  Charlie Veron.

Porites profundus.Tanzania.Small colony with upright branches.Charlie Veron.

Porites profundus.  Solomon Islands.  A compact colony in shallow water.  Neville Coleman.

Porites profundus.Solomon Islands.A compact colony in shallow water.Neville Coleman.

Porites profundus.  Papua New Guinea.  Branches drooping over an overhang.  Charlie Veron.

Porites profundus.Papua New Guinea.Branches drooping over an overhang.Charlie Veron.

Porites profundus.  Tanzania.  Detail of branches.  Charlie Veron.

Porites profundus.Tanzania.Detail of branches.Charlie Veron.

Porites profundus.  Papua New Guinea.  Detail of branches.  Charlie Veron.

Porites profundus.Papua New Guinea.Detail of branches.Charlie Veron.

Porites profundus. Diagram showing corallite characters.   .

Porites profundus.Diagram showing corallite characters. .

Porites profundus.  Tanzania.  Showing branching pattern.

Porites profundus.Tanzania.Showing branching pattern.

Porites profundus.  Tanzania.  Showing branches.

Porites profundus.Tanzania.Showing branches.

Porites profundus.  Tanzania.  Showing branch end.

Porites profundus.Tanzania.Showing branch end.

Porites profundus.  Tanzania.  Showing corallites.

Porites profundus.Tanzania.Showing corallites.