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Montipora peltiformis

Bernard, 1897


Quoy and Gaimard, 1830

Characters: Colonies are submassive, encrusting or foliose, with or without nodular upgrowths. Corallites are small; immersed on flat parts of colonies, exsert on upgrowths. The latter have rims of very irregular papillae. Coenosteum papillae are also present on upgrowths.

Colour: Pale brown (with blue polyps which may photograph purple).

Similar Species: Montipora turtlensis, which has a very similar range of growth-forms but distinctive corallites. See also M. efflorescens and M. stilosa.

Habitat: Shallow reef slopes.

Abundance: Uncommon.

COTW History since Veron (2000a)
  • Family: All families are currently under review
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