species: Porites densa in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Porites densa
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Hexacorallia
Order Scleractinia
Family Poritidae
Genus Porites
Species Porites densa

Distinguishing features

Colonies are hemispherical and do not grow larger than about 15 cm diameter; colony surface is even; deeply excavated calices are visible underwater; colonies cream, grey or brown (Veron, 2000).


  • Size data has not been obtained.



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References that assist with identification

  • Veron, J.E.N. (2000). Corals of the World: Volume 3 Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville.