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Thin finger coral
Porites divaricata
Lesueur, 1820

Description:
Colonies with finger-like widely spaced branches that often divide near the tips.

Color:
Bluish to pale lilac and purple.

Corallites:
Calices narrowly spaced with a poorly developed wall. Corallites with 12 septa, less than 1.4 mm in diameter. Columella trabecular and discontinuous.

Habitat:
A shallow water species, most common on back reefs.

Distribution:
Common to abundant South Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Thin finger coral (Porites divaricata)