Coral Fact Sheets
Colonies are encrusting with a nodular surface forming short branches. Corallites are deeply excavated giving a cellular appearance. Very tall pali are visible underwater where they resemble slightly extended tentacles.
Usually grey, green or blue.
Shallow reef environments.
Occasionally locally common.
Porites annae ,
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Wells (1950).
Porites cocosensis.Indonesia.Colonies have a nodular upper surface. Tentacles are partly extended.Charlie Veron.
Porites cocosensis.Diagram showing corallite characters. .