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Porites arnaudi

Reyes-Bonilla and Carricart-Ganivet, 2000

Colonies are flat plates which may be arranged as tiers or whorls. Corallites are compact and deeply excavated.

Colour: Pale brown or greenish-grey, usually with pale margins to plates.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes or rocky foreshores exposed to strong wave action.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Porites lobata

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Reyes-Bonilla and Carricart-Ganivet (2000).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Porites arnaudi.  Far eastern Pacific islands.  Forming tiers of plates that are characteristic of the species.  Charlie Veron.

Porites arnaudi.Far eastern Pacific islands.Forming tiers of plates that are characteristic of the species.Charlie Veron.

Porites arnaudi.  Kiribati, equatorial western Pacific.  Side view of compact tiers.  Len Zell.

Porites arnaudi.Kiribati, equatorial western Pacific.Side view of compact tiers.Len Zell.

Porites arnaudi.  Far eastern Pacific islands.  Detail of a plate.  null.

Porites arnaudi.Far eastern Pacific islands.Detail of a plate.null.

Porites arnaudi. Diagram showing corallite characters.   .

Porites arnaudi.Diagram showing corallite characters. .

Porites arnaudi.  Far eastern Pacific islands.  Showing colony surface.

Porites arnaudi.Far eastern Pacific islands.Showing colony surface.

Porites arnaudi.  Far eastern Pacific islands.  Showing corallites.

Porites arnaudi.Far eastern Pacific islands.Showing corallites.