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Thin finger coral
Porites furcata
Lamarck, 1816

Description:
Colonies with finger-like, tightly compacted branches.

Color:
Ranges from beige to yellow-brown.

Corallites:
Calices narrowly spaced with a poorly developed wall. Corallites with 12 septa, 1.6 to 1.8 mm in diameter. Columella trabecular and discontinuous.

Habitat:
A shallow water species, most common on back reefs. Polyps often extend during the day.

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

Thin finger coral (Porites furcata)