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Porites napopora

Veron, 2000

Colonies are broad basal laminae with irregular clumps of tapered irregularly fused branches. Corallites are irregularly spaced and are in excavated pits. Those on branches are especially deeply excavated, giving branches a rough surface. Walls between corallites are thin.

Colour: Brown with white corallite centres.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Sometimes common.

Similar species: Porites flavus , Porites horizontalata , Porites negrosensis , Porites nigrescens , Porites tuberculosa

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Porites napopora.  Indonesia.  Colony with well developed basal laminae.  Charlie Veron.

Porites napopora.Indonesia.Colony with well developed basal laminae.Charlie Veron.

Porites napopora.  Indonesia.  Colony with compact branches.  Charlie Veron.

Porites napopora.Indonesia.Colony with compact branches.Charlie Veron.

Porites napopora.  Indonesia.  Branches are sometimes highly fused.  Charlie Veron.

Porites napopora.Indonesia.Branches are sometimes highly fused.Charlie Veron.

Porites napopora.  Palau.  Corallite detail.  Gustav Paulay.

Porites napopora.Palau.Corallite detail.Gustav Paulay.

Porites napopora. Diagram showing corallite characters.   .

Porites napopora.Diagram showing corallite characters. .

Porites napopora.  Indonesia.  Showing branching pattern.

Porites napopora.Indonesia.Showing branching pattern.

Porites napopora.  Indonesia.  Showing corallites.

Porites napopora.Indonesia.Showing corallites.

Porites napopora.  Ashmore Reef, western Australia.  Showing branches.

Porites napopora.Ashmore Reef, western Australia.Showing branches.