831 species

Porites divaricata

Lesueur, 1820


Link, 1807

Characters: Colonies are thin fused branches with flattened tips. Corallites are deeply excavated and, with a coarse coenosteum, form a rough surface. Tentacles are usually extended during the day.

Colour: Uniform grey-brown or greenish-yellow.

Similar Species: Porites porites and P. furcata.

Habitat: Shallow protected reef environments, especially seagrass beds.

Abundance: Usually common.

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