831 species

Porites randalli

Forsman and Birkeland, 2009


Link, 1807

Characters: Colonies are clusters of nodular clumps becoming submassive. Corallite are 1-1.2 mm diameter, excavated, with a septal pattern characterised by a fused triplet and 6 pali, 5 of which are large. Columellae are small. The walls are synapticular ridges.

Colour: Mottled yellowish green.

Similar Species: Porites annae may have similar colony formation and has similar corallites except for the triplet which is not normally fused and pali which are normally 5 large and 3 small.

Habitat: Reef habitats.

Abundance: Common.

Taxonomic References: Forsman and Birkeland (2009);

COTW History since Veron (2000a)
  • Family: All families are currently under review
  • Genus/species: New species. Described in 2009