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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites Link, 1807 
AphiaID: 206485

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCnidaria (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthozoa (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexacorallia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScleractinia (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoritidae (Family)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoritidae Gray, 1842
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCosmoporites Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNapopora Quelch, 1884 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeoporites Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Napora) Quelch, 1884 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Porites) Link, 1807 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Synaraea) Verrill, 1864 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSynaraea Verrill 1864 (synonym)
Sources  original description Link D.H.F. (1807-1808) Beschreibung der Naturalien-Sammlung der Universität zu Rostock. 1 Abt. [Part 1], pp. 1-50; 2 Abt. [Part 2], pp. 51-100; 3 Abt. [Part 3], pp. 101-165; Abt. 4 [Part 4],pp. 1-30; Abt. 5 [Part 5], pp. 1-38 [1808]; Abt. 6 [Part 6], pp. 1-38 [1808] Rostock, Adlers Erben., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/de/dms/load/toc/?PPN=PPN616091923 [details]

status source ICZN (2004) Porites Link, 1807, Galaxea Oken, 1815, Mussa Oken, 1815 and Dendrophyllia Blainville, 1830 (Anthozoa, Scleractinia): generic names conserved. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 61: 51-53. [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites annae Crossland, 1952
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites aranetai Nemenzo, 1955
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites arnaudi Reyes-Bonilla & Carricart-Ganivet, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites astreoides Lamarck, 1816
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites attenuata Nemenzo, 1955
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites australiensis Vaughan, 1918
Species Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPorites baueri Squires, 1959
Species Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPorites bernardi Vaughan, 1907
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites branneri Rathbun, 1887
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites brighami Vaughan, 1907
Species Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPorites capricornis Rehberg, 1891
Species Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPorites clavaria Lamarck, 1816
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites cocosensis Wells, 1950
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites colonensis Zlatarski, 1990
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites columnaris Klunzinger, 1879
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites compressa Dana, 1846
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites cumulatus Nemenzo, 1955
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites cylindrica Dana, 1846
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites decasepta Claereboudt, 2006
Species Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPorites deformis Nemenzo, 1955
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites densa Vaughan, 1918
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites desilveri Veron, 2000
Species Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPorites discoidea Studer, 1901
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites divaricata Le Sueur, 1820
Species Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPorites duerdeni Vaughan, 1907
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites echinulata Klunzinger, 1879
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites evermanni Vaughan, 1907
Species Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPorites faustinoi Hoffmeister
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites flavus Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites fontanesii Benzoni & Stefani, 2012
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites furcata Lamarck, 1816
Species Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPorites gabonensis Gravier, 1911
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites harrisoni Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites hawaiiensis Vaughan, 1907
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites heronensis Veron, 1985
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites horizontalata Hoffmeister, 1925
Species Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPorites lanuginosa Studer, 1901
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites latistella Quelch, 1886
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites lichen Dana, 1846
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites lobata Dana, 1846
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites lutea Quoy & Gaimard, 1833
Species Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPorites mauritiensis Bernard
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites mayeri Vaughan, 1918
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites monticulosa Dana, 1846
Species Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPorites mordax Dana
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites murrayensis Vaughan, 1918
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites myrmidonensis Veron, 1985
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites napopora Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites negrosensis Veron, 1990
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites nigrescens Dana, 1848
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites nodifera Klunzinger, 1879
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites nodulosa Verrill, 1968
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites okinawensis Veron, 1990
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites ornata Nemenzo, 1971
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites panamensis Verrill, 1866
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites porites (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites profundus Rehberg, 1892
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites pukoensis Vaughan, 1907
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites randalli Forsman & Birkeland, 2009
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites rugosus Fenner & Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites rus (Forskål, 1775)
Species Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPorites schauinslandi Studer, 1901
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites sillimaniani Nemenzo, 1976
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites solida (Forskål, 1775)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites somaliensis Gravier, 1911
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites stephensoni Crossland, 1952
Species Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPorites studeri Vaughan, 1907
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites superfusa Gardiner, 1898
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites sverdrupi Durham, 1947
Species Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPorites tenuis Verrill, 1866
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites tuberculosus Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites vaughani Crossland, 1952

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites bulbosa Quelch, 1886 (nomen dubium)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites californica Verrill, 1868 (nomen dubium)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites clavasia Audouin, 1826 (nomen dubium)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites crassa Quelch, 1886 (nomen dubium)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites crassistellata Quelch, 1886 (nomen dubium)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites excavata Verrill, 1868 (nomen dubium)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites explanata Quelch, 1886 (nomen dubium)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites irregularis (Quelch, 1884) (nomen dubium)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites mirabilis Quelch, 1886 (nomen dubium)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites parvistella Quelch, 1886 (nomen dubium)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites porosa Verrill, 1868 (nomen dubium)

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites cumulatus Claereboudt, 2006 (nomen nudum)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites ericacea Claereboudt, 2006 (nomen nudum)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites excavata Claereboudt, 2006 (nomen nudum, homonym)

Subgenus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Napora) Quelch, 1884 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites Link, 1807
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Napora) vaughani Crossland, 1952 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites vaughani Crossland, 1952
Subgenus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Porites) Link, 1807 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites Link, 1807
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Porites) annae Crossland, 1952 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites annae Crossland, 1952
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Porites) australiensis Vaughan, 1918 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites australiensis Vaughan, 1918
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Porites) cylindrica Dana, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites cylindrica Dana, 1846
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Porites) densa Vaughan, 1918 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites densa Vaughan, 1918
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Porites) lichen Dana, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites lichen Dana, 1846
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Porites) lobata Dana, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites lobata Dana, 1846
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Porites) lutea Milne Edwards, 1860 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites lutea Quoy & Gaimard, 1833
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Porites) mayeri Vaughan, 1918 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites mayeri Vaughan, 1918
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Porites) murrayensis Vaughan, 1918 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites murrayensis Vaughan, 1918
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Porites) nigrescens Dana, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites nigrescens Dana, 1848
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Porites) solida (Forskål, 1775) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites solida (Forskål, 1775)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Porites) stephensoni Crossland, 1952 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites stephensoni Crossland, 1952
Subgenus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Synaraea) Verrill, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites Link, 1807
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Synaraea) convexa (Verrill, 1864) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites rus (Forskål, 1775)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Synaraea) hawaiiensis Vaughan, 1907 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites hawaiiensis Vaughan, 1907
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Synaraea) horizontalata Hoffmeister, 1925 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites horizontalata Hoffmeister, 1925
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Synaraea) irregularis (Verrill, 1864) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites rus (Forskål, 1775)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Synaraea) iwayamaensis (Eguchi, 1938) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites rus (Forskål, 1775)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Synaraea) monticulosa Dana, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites rus (Forskål, 1775)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Synaraea) undulata (Klunzinger, 1879) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites rus (Forskål, 1775)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Synaraea) vaughani Crossland, 1952 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites vaughani Crossland, 1952
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites andrewsi Vaughan, 1918 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites cylindrica Dana, 1846
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites angulata Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora angulata (Lamarck, 1816)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites arenosa (Esper, 1797) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites lutea Quoy & Gaimard, 1833
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites armata Ehrenberg, 1834 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStylocoeniella armata (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites capricornis Rehberg, 1892 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites cylindrica Dana, 1846
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites circumvallata Ehrenberg, 1834 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora circumvallata (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites conglomerata (Esper, 1797) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites solida (Forskål, 1775)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites convexa (Verrill, 1864) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites rus (Forskål, 1775)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites danae Studer, 1901 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites rus (Forskål, 1775)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites danai Studer, 1901 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites rus (Forskål, 1775)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites eridani Umbgrove, 1940 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites lichen Dana, 1846
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites haddoni Vaughan, 1918 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites lutea Quoy & Gaimard, 1833
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites iwayamaensis Eguchi, 1938 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites rus (Forskål, 1775)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites levis Dana, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites cylindrica Dana, 1846
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites meandrina Ehrenberg, 1834 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora meandrina (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites pistillata (Esper, 1797) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStylophora pistillata Esper, 1797
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites polymorphus Link, 1807 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites porites (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites punctata (Linnaeus, 1758) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStylaraea punctata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites purpurea Gardiner, 1898 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites lichen Dana, 1846
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites reticulata Dana, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites lichen Dana, 1846
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites rugosa Veron & Fenner, 2000 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites rugosus Fenner & Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites saccharata Brüggemann, 1878 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites nigrescens Dana, 1848
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites semilunaris Nemenzo, 1976 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites vaughani Crossland, 1952
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites spongiosa Ehrenberg, 1834 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora spongiosa (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites spumosa Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora spumosa (Lamarck, 1816)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites stilosa Ehrenberg, 1834 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora stilosa (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites subdigitata Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStylophora pistillata Esper, 1797
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites suppressa Crossland, 1952 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites nigrescens Dana, 1848
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites tuberculosa Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora tuberculosa (Lamarck, 1816)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites tuberculosa Veron, 2000 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites tuberculosus Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites undulata (Verrill, 1864) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites rus (Forskål, 1775)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites venosa Ehrenberg, 1834 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora venosa (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites verrillii Rehberg, 1892 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites astreoides Lamarck, 1816
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites verrucosa Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora verrucosa (Lamarck, 1816)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites viridis Gardiner, 1898 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites lichen Dana, 1846
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPennatulicola corallophilus Nair & Pillai, 1986 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRavahina tumida Humes & Ho, 1968 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXenomolgus varius Humes & Stock, 1972 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteropontius humesi Kim I.H., 2010 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKombia avitus Kim I.H., 2007 (symbiotic: unspecified type)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnchimolgus prolixipes (Humes & Ho, 1968) (symbiotic: unspecified type)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colonies are flat (foliaceous or encrusting), massive or branching. Massive colonies are spherical or hemispherical when small and helmet- or dome-shaped when large, and are commonly over 5 m in diameter. Corallites are small, immersed, with calices less than 2 mm in diameter and filled with septa. Polyps are usually extended only at night (Veron, 1986).
Corallites often very small (<2 mm across), but colonies very large. Colonies domed; can reach up to 8 m in height (Richmond, 1997). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Type species: Porites polymorphus Link, 1807 (= Porites porites Pallas, 1766 (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:206485
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Date   action   by
1997-02-03 14:17:27Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-13 07:19:12Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2013-08-22 06:50:21Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
2014-04-13 21:57:04Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Porites Link, 1807. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=206485 on 2014-09-03
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