Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

Colonial, hermatypic, mostly extant. Colonies usually massive, laminar or ramose. Corallites have a wide size range but are usually compacted with little or no coenosteum. Walls and septa are porous. Poritidae is an isolated family. It is essentially a heterogeneous assembly of distantly related genera. (Veron, 1986 <57>).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records: 93
Specimens with Sequences: 93
Specimens with Barcodes: 65
Species: 29
Species With Barcodes: 25
Public Records: 70
Public Species: 24
Public BINs: 5
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Poritidae

Poritidae is a family of stony corals. Members of the family are colonial hermatypic (reef-building) corals. They are variable in size and form but most are massive, laminar or ramose as well as branching and encrusting. The corallites are compact with very little coenosteum covering the skeleton. The walls of the corallites and the septae are porous. J.E.N. Veron considers the family is not a natural grouping but is a miscellaneous collection of genera that do not fit well elsewhere.[1][2]

Genera

The World Register of Marine Species includes the following genera in the family:[1][3]

References

  1. ^ a b c WoRMS (2010). "Poritidae; Gray, 1847". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2011-12-18. 
  2. ^ Veron, J. E. N. (1985). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Sydney: Angus and Robertson.
  3. ^ Poritid Corals, Family Poritidae WetWebMedia.com. Retrieved 2011-12-18.
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