831 species

Montipora delicatula

Veron, 2000


Quoy and Gaimard, 1830

Characters: Colonies are composed of very thin unifacial laminae which are usually contorted. Corallites are inconspicuous, in rows between coenosteum ridges. Coenosteum ridges are irregular.

Colour: Pale brown, becoming paler towards colony margins. Coenosteum ridges are usually pale.

Similar Species: Montipora florida. See also M. hodgsoni.

Habitat: Restricted to shallow reef edges.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Taxonomic References: Veron (2000a); Veron (2002a);

Identification Guides: Turak and DeVantier (2011b);

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