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Porites okinawensis

Veron, 1990

Colonies are encrusting to massive, with an irregular surface. Corallites are superficial and angular. The coenosteum between corallites is granulated giving a rough appearance which can be seen underwater.

Colour: Pale brown or cream, sometimes green in high latitudes.

Habitat: Semi-protected shallow reef or terrigenous rock substrates.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Porites lutea

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (1990a).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Porites okinawensis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Surface of a small colony.  Masanori Nonaka.

Porites okinawensis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Surface of a small colony.Masanori Nonaka.

Porites okinawensis. Diagram showing corallite characters.   .

Porites okinawensis.Diagram showing corallite characters. .

Porites okinawensis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Porites okinawensis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing corallites.

Porites okinawensis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Porites okinawensis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing corallites.

Porites okinawensis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing colony surface.

Porites okinawensis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing colony surface.

Porites okinawensis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Porites okinawensis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing corallites.