831 species

Porites decasepta

Claereboudt, 2006


Link, 1807

Characters: Colonies are small (<100 mm diameter), encrusting. Corallites are <1 mm diameter and flush with the colony surface. The Porites pattern of septal fusion is barely distinguishable as the ventra triplet is not formed.

Colour: Bright blue.

Similar Species: Superficially similar to Porites okinawensis however this has a fully developend ventral triplet.

Habitat: Shallow exposed reef.

Abundance: Common.

Taxonomic Note: May warrant a separate generic designation.

Taxonomic References: Claereboudt (2006b);

COTW History since Veron (2000a)
  • Family: All families are currently under review
  • Genus/species: New species. Described in 2007