831 species

Porites mayeri

Vaughan, 1918


Link, 1807

Characters: Colonies are hemispherical and may be over 4 metres across. The surface is smooth or lobed.

Colour: Cream or brown, sometimes purple or blue (which may photograph pink).

Similar Species: Porites stephensoni and P. murrayensis, which have similar corallites.

Habitat: Back reef margins, lagoons and fringing reefs.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Taxonomic References: Veron and Pichon (1982); Veron (2000a);

Identification Guides: Veron (1986a);

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