831 species

Porites solida

(Forskål, 1775)


Link, 1807

Characters: Colonies are massive, usually hemispherical, and may be several metres across. The surface is smooth to undulating. Corallites are conspicuously large.

Colour: Brown or greenish yellow.

Similar Species: Porites lobata, which has weakly developed pali. Relatively easily recognised underwater. Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

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