Boulder Coral

Porites vaughani

It is a stony coral of the family Poritidae.
Boulder Coral Porites vaughani  Boulder Coral Porites vaughani,Fall,Geotagged,Indonesia,Porites vaughani

Appearance

Colonies are encrusting, laminar or form columns. Corallites are widely spaced and separated by ridges. They are uniform in size within the same colony; those of colonies from exposed upper reef slopes are relatively small. Colour: Usually pale cream, pink or brown but may be bright green or purple.
Boulder Coral Porites vaughani  Boulder Coral Porites vaughani,Fall,Geotagged,Indonesia,Porites vaughani

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific.

Status

Least Concern.

Habitat

A wide range of environments.

References:

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http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=288918
http://www.coralsoftheworld.org/species_factsheets/species_factsheet_summary/porites-vaughani/
https://www.sealifebase.ca/summary/Porites-vaughani.html
https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:8bed6dcb-edfb-4d74-a0b0-7bd64a8df76a
https://www.reeflex.net/tiere/4217_Porites_vaughani.htm
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionCnidaria
ClassAnthozoa
OrderScleractinia
FamilyPoritidae
GenusPorites
SpeciesPorites vaughani
Photographed in
Indonesia