This document serves as an interim guidance document to direct recovery efforts for 15 Indo-Pacific…
Porites napopora coral
About The Species
Porites napopora is likely found in the Coral Triangle area (the Philippines to Timor Leste and east to the Solomon Islands), as well as adjacent areas throughout the South China Sea, southern Japan, and parts of Micronesia. Colonies of Porites napopora have irregular clumps of tapered, irregularly fused branches and are brown in color with white corallite centers.
Under the Endangered Species Act, NOAA Fisheries must list threatened and endangered marine species regardless of where they are found. Porites napopora is listed as threatened throughout its range under the ESA.
ESA Threatened - Foreign
- Throughout Its Range
On October 20, 2009, the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the National Marine Fisheries…