Porites lutea

Scientific name Porites lutea
Descriptor Quoy & Gaimard
Year of description 1833
IUCN category LC
Family poritidae
Genus porites
Porites lutea Porites lutea


Porites lutea is a salt water cnidarian.

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Who is it?


  • Size
    300 - 4000 cm
  • Structure
  • Type
    coral with small polyps
  • Size
    300 - 4000 cm
  • Structure
  • Type
    coral with small polyps

How to recognize Porites lutea ?

Porites lutea measures between 300 and 4000 cm. This cnidarian is multicolore with a predominantly bleu, vert, marron and beige body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • Sociability
    living in colonies
  • Diet
    not specified
  • Way of living


  • Reproduction
  • Larva type

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    0 - 60 m

Biotope presentation

Porites lutea is most often found at a depth between 0m and 60m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

Species of the same biotope

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