species: Porites sp 6 in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Porites sp 6


©Anne Hoggett: Porites sp 6 at the lagoon entrance bommie, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Porites sp 6 at the lagoon entrance bommie, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Porites sp 6 at the lagoon entrance bommie, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Scleractinia
Family Poritidae
Genus Porites
Species Porites sp 6

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Distinguishing features

Massive, lobed colonies with large corallites and polyps with long, shaggy tentacles that are often exposed during the day. Is this Porites solida? Looks like Porites evermanni in Veron (2000) but that species is not recorded from Lizard (LIFG records).

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

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Distribution

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References

References that assist with identification

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