Yellow Finger Coral

Porites cylindrica

"Porites cylindrica", commonly known as hump coral, is a stony coral of the subclass Hexacorallia.
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Appearance

"P. cylindrica" is a hermatypic coral that can grow to a few square meters wide and form micro-atolls. They are typically cream colored, yellow, blue, pale brown or green.

Distribution

"P. cylindrica" is common to abundant in shallow water areas 1–11 meters deep. They have also been observed 20 meters below surface waters. "P. Cylindrica" is found in back reefs and lagoons located in the waters of the oceanic West Pacific, Australia, the South China Sea, Japan, South-east Asia and the Indian Ocean.

Habitat

"P. cylindrica" is common to abundant in shallow water areas 1–11 meters deep. They have also been observed 20 meters below surface waters. "P. Cylindrica" is found in back reefs and lagoons located in the waters of the oceanic West Pacific, Australia, the South China Sea, Japan, South-east Asia and the Indian Ocean.

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Status: Near threatened
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionCnidaria
ClassAnthozoa
OrderScleractinia
FamilyPoritidae
GenusPorites
SpeciesP. cylindrica
Photographed in
Malaysia