831 species

Montipora floweri

Wells, 1954


Quoy and Gaimard, 1830

Characters: Colonies are submassive to encrusting. The surface is covered with tuberculae, which may be fused. Corallites are very small, immersed and evenly distributed on and between tuberculae.

Colour: Usually dark brown or green.

Similar Species: Montipora hoffmeisteri and M. cryptus. See also M. millepora, which has smaller corallites which are seldom found in tuberculae.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes.

Abundance: Common in the Coral Sea, rare and inconspicuous elsewhere.

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