831 species

Porites densa

Vaughan, 1918


Link, 1807

Characters: Colonies are hemispherical, less than 0.5 metres across, with an even surface.

Colour: Cream, grey or brown.

Similar Species: Porites echinulata, which has more widely spaced corallites and a columnar growth-form. The deeply excavated calices of P. densa are readily recognisable underwater. See also Poritipora paliformis which has corallites of similar size.

Habitat: Back reef margins.

Abundance: Sometimes common.

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