Taxonavigation: Scleractinia 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Classis: Anthozoa
Subclassis: Hexacorallia
Ordo: Scleractinia

Familia: Poritidae
Genus: Porites
Species: P. antennuata – P. cylindrica – P. hawaiiensis – P. latistella – P. lutea – P. nigrescens – P. randalli – P. rus


Porites Link, 1807


  • Benzoni, F.; Stefani, F. 2012: Porites fontanesii, a new species of hard coral (Scleractinia, Poritidae) from the southern Red Sea, the Gulf of Tadjoura, and the Gulf of Aden, and its phylogenetic relationships within the genus. Zootaxa 3447: 56–68. Preview Reference page
  • Forsman, Z.H.; Birkeland, C. 2009: Porites randalli: a new coral species (Scleractinia, Poritidae) from American Samoa. Zootaxa, 2244: 51–59. Abstract & excerpt PDF [erratum in Zootaxa, 2269: 68 PDF]
  • Forsman, Z.H.; Martinez, J.A.; Maragos, J.E.; Toonen, R.J. 2010: Resurrection of Porites hawaiiensis Vaughan, 1907; a Hawaiian coral obscured by small size, cryptic habitat, and confused taxonomy. Zootaxa, 2624: 67–68. Preview PDF


Vernacular namesEdit

English: Finger Coral