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

Distinguishing features

Colonies are usually less than 10 cm diameter and are encrusting, hemispherical or columnar; colony surface is smooth; colour cream or brown (Veron, 2000).


  • Up to 10 cm (diameter according to Veron (2000))



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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.