:  Poritidae
Taxonomy: Scleractinia: Poritidae (Stony Corals)
Body Form: The Poritidae have porous skeletons, polyps with 12 or 24 tentacle tips. The group is highly variable and difficult to identify.
Diet: Some have zooxanthellae and others are entirely heterotrophic.    Care Level:  difficult
Natural History: The Poritidae are the third largest contributor to reef formation. It includes about 120 species in 3 genera. While Alveopora and Porites are major reef contributors, Goniopora is an opportunistic coral first colonizing new reef areas.
Australian Alveopora Coral
Daisy Coral
Goniopora - Purple
Marshall Island Goniopora
Porites, Yellow
Red Goniopora


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