Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:93
Specimens with Barcodes:65
Species With Barcodes:28
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.
- Alveopora de Blainville, 1830 - About 18 species. The polyps have 12 tentacles.
- Goniopora de Blainville, 1830 - About 30 species. The polyps have 24 tentacles.
- Machadoporites - Monotypic. The only species is Machadoporites tantillus
- Porites - About 80 species.
- Poritipora - Monotypic. The only species is Poritipora paliformis.
- Stylaraea - Monotypic. The only species is Stylaraea punctata.
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