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Porites astreoides (mustard hill coral; Yellow porites)

Synonyms: Porites astraeoides; Porites astreoides var. braziliensis; Porites hentscheli; Porites verrillii

Wikipedia Abstract

Porites astreoides is a colonial species of stony coral in the family Poritidae. Its common name is the mustard hill coral or the yellow porites. It is a common species growing in shallow water on reefs in the western Atlantic and Caribbean Sea.
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3The importance of the gastropod Coralliophila abbreviata (Lamarck) and the polychaete Hermodice carunculata (Pallas) as coral reef predators, Bruce Ott, John B. Lewis, Canadian Journal of Zoology, 1972, 50(12): 1651-1656
4Live coral predation by parrotfishes (Perciformes: Scaridae) in the Abrolhos Bank, eastern Brazil, with comments on the classification of species into functional groups, Ronaldo B. Francini-Filho, Rodrigo L. Moura, Camilo M. Ferreira and Ericka O. C. Coni, Neotropical Ichthyology, 6(2):191-200, 2008
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