831 species

Porites attenuata

Nemenzo, 1955


Link, 1807

Characters: Colonies are sturdy fused branches with rounded tips. Corallites are moderately excavated. The coenosteum is coarse.

Colour: Usually mustard or bright yellow-green, also pale brown.

Similar Species: Porites cylindrica, which has finer branches and less excavated corallites. See also P. tuberculosa.

Habitat: Shallow protected reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

COTW History since Veron (2000a)
  • Family: All families are currently under review
  • Genus/species: No change