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Porites tuberculosa

Veron, 2000

Colonies are sturdy fused branches, sometimes with basal plates. Branches usually have squared-off tips. Corallites are moderately excavated and connected by ridges of coenosteum.

Colour: Grey or green.

Habitat: Shallow protected reef environments.

Abundance: Sometimes common in Indonesia.

Similar species: Porites attenuata , Porites napopora

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Porites tuberculosa.  Indonesia.  A large colony.  Roger Steene.

Porites tuberculosa.Indonesia.A large colony.Roger Steene.

Porites tuberculosa.  Indonesia.  A colony with both branches and basal plates.  Gerry Allen.

Porites tuberculosa.Indonesia.A colony with both branches and basal plates.Gerry Allen.

Porites tuberculosa.  Indonesia.  Variation in the surface detail of branches.  Charlie Veron.

Porites tuberculosa.Indonesia.Variation in the surface detail of branches.Charlie Veron.

Porites tuberculosa.  Indonesia.  Variation in the surface detail of branches.  Charlie Veron.

Porites tuberculosa.Indonesia.Variation in the surface detail of branches.Charlie Veron.

Porites tuberculosa. Diagram showing corallite characters.   .

Porites tuberculosa.Diagram showing corallite characters. .

Porites tuberculosa.  Indonesia.  Showing whole colony.

Porites tuberculosa.Indonesia.Showing whole colony.

Porites tuberculosa.  Indonesia.  Showing branches.

Porites tuberculosa.Indonesia.Showing branches.

Porites tuberculosa.  Indonesia.  Showing corallites.

Porites tuberculosa.Indonesia.Showing corallites.

Porites tuberculosa.  Indonesia.  Showing corallites.

Porites tuberculosa.Indonesia.Showing corallites.