Photo of Animalia: species: Porites sp 5 (Lizard Island Field Guide)

Porites sp 5 (grey colony at left) with Porites sp 4 (yellow/green colony at right) on the outer slope of Yonge Reef near Lizard Island.

Porites sp 5 has a much smoother surface, smaller corallites (1-1.3 mm vs about 2 mm), and less deeply excavated corallites than Porites sp 4.

© Anne Hoggett