831 species

Montipora danae

Milne Edwards and Haime, 1851


Quoy and Gaimard, 1830

Characters: Colonies are submassive or form columns or plates with surfaces covered with large verrucae which are dome-shaped or partly fused into radiating ridges. Corallites are small, immersed and crowded between the verrucae.

Colour: Usually pale brown with paler margins. Polyps are often brightly coloured.

Similar Species: Montipora verrucosa, which has larger more open corallites. See also M. meandrina, M. verruculosus and M. palawanensis.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes and lagoons.

Abundance: Common.

COTW History since Veron (2000a)
  • Family: All families are currently under review
  • Genus/species: No change