“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Description: Colonies are compact branches with flattened tops. Corallites are deeply excavated. Tentacles are usually extended during the day.
Color: Uniform grey-brown.
Habitat: Shallow to mid-slope reef environments.
Similar Species: See taxonomic note. Porites porites has thicker corallite walls and smaller pali, but these distinctions are minor.