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Porites desilveri

Veron, 2000

Colonies are encrusting with a smooth or nodular surface forming short branches. Septa are so irregular that the Porites pattern is often unrecognisable.

Colour: Grey with white tops to nodules.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments, especially lagoons.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Porites heronensis

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Porites desilveri.  Sri Lanka.  Typical appearance of colonies.  Charlie Veron.

Porites desilveri.Sri Lanka.Typical appearance of colonies.Charlie Veron.

Porites desilveri.  Sri Lanka.  Colony surface.  Charlie Veron.

Porites desilveri.Sri Lanka.Colony surface.Charlie Veron.

Porites desilveri. Diagram showing corallite characters.   .

Porites desilveri.Diagram showing corallite characters. .

Porites desilveri.  Sri Lanka.  Showing colony surface.

Porites desilveri.Sri Lanka.Showing colony surface.

Porites desilveri.  Sri Lanka.  Showing colony surface.

Porites desilveri.Sri Lanka.Showing colony surface.

Porites desilveri.  Sri Lanka.  Showing corallites.

Porites desilveri.Sri Lanka.Showing corallites.