831 species

Montipora hoffmeisteri

Wells, 1954


Quoy and Gaimard, 1830

Characters: Colonies are submassive to encrusting, sometimes with plating peripheries. Corallites are immersed. The coenosteum is covered with tuberculae which may contain corallites.

Colour: Cream or brown, occasionally brightly coloured.

Similar Species: Montipora floweri, which has smaller corallites which are evenly distributed. See also M. millepora.

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: Common, but inconspicuous.

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