Definition of Porites. Meaning of Porites. Synonyms of Porites

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Definition of Porites

Porites
Porites Po*ri"tes, n. [NL., fr. Gr. po`ros a pore.] (Zo["o]l.) An important genus of reef-building corals having small twelve-rayed calicles, and a very porous coral. Some species are branched, others grow in large massive or globular forms.
Porite
Porite Po"rite, n. [Cf. F. porite. See Pore, n.] (Zo["o]l.) Any coral of the genus Porites, or family Poritid[ae].

Meaning of Porites from wikipedia

- and are bilaterally symmetrical. Porites, particularly Porites lutea, often form microatolls. Corals of the genus Porites also often serve as hosts for Christmas...
- Porites porites, commonly known as hump coral or finger coral, is a species of stony coral in the genus Porites. It is found in the Caribbean Sea and...
- Porites astreoides, commonly known as mustard hill coral or yellow porites, is a colonial species of stony coral in the family Poritidae. It is a common...
- It is tolerant of high salinities. In the Persian Gulf, Porites nodifera and other Porites species are the dominant corals present. This may be as a...
- Porites cylindrica, commonly known as hump coral, is a stony coral of the subcl**** Hexacorallia. P. cylindrica is a hermatypic (reef-building) coral that...
- Porites furcata, commonly known as hump coral, thin finger coral or branched finger coral, is a species of stony coral in the genus Porites. It is found...
- digitata Pallas 1766 in the family Acroporidae Porites compressa Pallas 1766 in the family Poritidae Porites porites Pallas 1766 in the family Poritidae species...
- Species. Retrieved 2011-12-19. Porites lobata The Genome Institute. Retrieved 2011-12-19. Genus Porites, Family Poritidae: Porites lobata WetWebMedia.com. Retrieved...
- cactus Physogyra lichtensteini Platygyra: Platygyra lamellina Porites: Porites harrisoni, Porites echinulata Psammocora contigua Acanthastrea: Acanthastrea...
- reefs are 5000–7000 years old and are largely formed of stony acropora and porites corals. The reefs form platforms and sometimes lagoons along the coast...
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