831 species

Montipora taiwanensis

Veron, 2000


Quoy and Gaimard, 1830

Characters: Colonies are robust and conspicuous, encrusting to submassive. The surface is covered with contorted, irregular, large verrucae. These verrucae are not fused into any pattern. Corallites are large and conspicuous.

Colour: Pale brown or purple.

Similar Species: Montipora meandrina, which has smaller corallites and tuberculae. See also M. verrucosa.

Habitat: Shallow water exposed to wave action.

Abundance: Probably rare.

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

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