831 species

Porites vaughani

Crossland, 1952


Link, 1807

Characters: Colonies are encrusting, laminar or form columns. Corallites are widely spaced and separated by ridges. They are uniform in size within the same colony; those of colonies from exposed upper reef slopes are relatively small.

Colour: Usually pale cream, pink or brown but may be bright green or purple.

Similar Species: Porites annae and P. lichen.

Habitat: A wide range of environments.

Abundance: Sometimes common.

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