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Thick finger coral
Porites porites
(Pallas, 1766)

Colonies with stout, irregular, stubby branches with blunt and often enlarged tips.

Ranges from beige to yellow-brown.

Calices narrowly spaced with a poorly developed wall. Corallites with 12 septa, 1.8 to 2.0 mm in diameter. Columella trabecular and discontinuous.

Most common on moderate to deeper reefs, down to 50 m.

Common to abundant South Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Thick finger coral (Porites porites)