831 species

Montipora samarensis

Nemenzo, 1967


Quoy and Gaimard, 1830

Characters: Colonies are clumps of thin (up to 6 mm thick) branches which may be irregularly fused or form compact thickets. Corallites are immersed in distinctive pits.

Colour: Pale brown, sometimes with white branch tips.

Similar Species: Montipora digitata, which has thicker, smoother branches. See also M. altasepta.

Habitat: Shallow protected reef slopes.

Abundance: Sometimes common.

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