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Genus Porites, Family Poritidae
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By Bob Fenner

Porites lobata

Porites spp. 

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Some guesses at identifying Porites to species level:

Porites astreoides Mustard Hill Coral. Form encrusting colonies in shallows to domes in calmer, deeper water. Occur mostly in light yellow and browns. Three Bahamian specimens below. First two from the shallows are close ups. Cozumel close-up by Di.F at right.

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