Colonies are massive, usually hemispherical, and may be several metres across. The surface is smooth to undulating. Corallites are deeply excavated. There are two cycles of 12 septa each, 6 pali and no columella. Walls are thin.
Shallow reef environments and lagoons.
Porites densa ,
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).
displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Poritipora paliformis.Sri Lanka.In lagoon colonies have a cellular appearance.Charlie Veron.
Poritipora paliformis.Sri Lanka.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.
Poritipora paliformis.Skeletal detail.Geoff Kelly.
Poritipora paliformis.Diagram showing corallite characters. .
Poritipora paliformis.Tanzania.Showing colony surface.
Poritipora paliformis.Tanzania.Showing corallites.
Poritipora paliformis.Tanzania.Showing corallite detail.