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

Distinguishing features

Colonies are massive, hemispherical or lobed, brown or greenish yellow, and have conspicuously large corallites (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.