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

Distinguishing features

Colonies take a variety of forms (massive, columnar, laminar, branching, or encrusting) and are usually less than 1 metre across; very small corallites, similar to Porites rus; usually brown or blue (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.