species: Porites vaughani in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Porites vaughani
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Scleractinia
Family Poritidae
Genus Porites
Species Porites vaughani

Distinguishing features

Colonies are encrusting, laminar or form columns; widely spaced corallites are separated by ridges; colour variable, usually pale cream, pink or brown but can be bright green or purple (Veron, 2000).

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

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

Other references

  • Kleemann, K.H. (1980). Boring bivalves and their host corals from the Great Barrier Reef, Journal of Molluscan Studies, 46: 13-54. LIRS catalog number 299.