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.
Taxonomic References: Wells (1954); Veron and Wallace (1984); Veron (2000a);
Identification Guides: Veron (1986a); Sheppard and Sheppard (1991); Nishihira and Veron (1995); Pillay, Terashima, Venkatasami et al. (2002); Turak and DeVantier (2011b);