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Porites flavus

Veron, 2000

Colonies consist of thin tapered branches which irregularly fuse. There are no basal laminae. Corallites are superficial giving branches a smooth appearance.

Colour: Uniform pale grey with yellow tips to branches.

Habitat: Shallow protected fringing reefs.

Abundance: Locally common.

Similar species: Porites ornata , Porites sillimaniana

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Porites flavus.  Papua New Guinea.  Characteristic appearance of a large colony.  Charlie Veron.

Porites flavus.Papua New Guinea.Characteristic appearance of a large colony.Charlie Veron.

Porites flavus.  Papua New Guinea.  Branches are twisted and irregularly fused. They characteristically have yellow tips.  Charlie Veron.

Porites flavus.Papua New Guinea.Branches are twisted and irregularly fused. They characteristically have yellow tips.Charlie Veron.

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

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

Porites flavus. Diagram showing corallite characters.   .

Porites flavus.Diagram showing corallite characters. .

Porites flavus.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing branching pattern.

Porites flavus.Papua New Guinea.Showing branching pattern.

Porites flavus.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing branches.

Porites flavus.Papua New Guinea.Showing branches.

Porites flavus.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing branches.

Porites flavus.Papua New Guinea.Showing branches.

Porites flavus.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing corallites.

Porites flavus.Papua New Guinea.Showing corallites.