831 species

Porites echinulata

Klunzinger, 1879


Link, 1807

Characters: Colonies are massive, flat or consisting of flat-topped columns. The coenosteum between corallites is granulated giving a rough appearance which can be seen underwater.

Colour: Grey or tan.

Similar Species: Porites lichen, which has thick walls and a tendency for corallites to form valleys. Corallites are similar to those of P. australiensis.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

Taxonomic References: Scheer and Pillai (1983); Veron (2000a);

Identification Guides: Sheppard and Sheppard (1991);

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