species: Porites australiensis in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Porites australiensis

©Lyle Vail: Porites australiensis at Cod Hole near Lizard Island. Identified by Zoe Richards.

©Lyle Vail: Porites australiensis (front right) with Acropora gemmifera (front left) and Porites nigrescens (rear left) at Cod Hole near Lizard Island. Identifications by Zoe Richards.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Hexacorallia
Order Scleractinia
Family Poritidae
Genus Porites
Species Porites australiensis
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Baird, A.H. (2001). The ecology of coral larvae: settlement patterns, habitat selection and the length of the larval phase, Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University. LIRS catalog number 716.
  • Dinesen, Z.D. (1983). Shade-dwelling corals of the Great Barrier Reef, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 10: 173-185. LIRS catalog number 157.
  • Hall, V.R. (1997). Interspecific differences in the regeneration of artificial injuries on scleractinian corals, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 212: 9-23. LIRS catalog number 563.
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