831 species

Montipora venosa

(Ehrenberg, 1834)


Quoy and Gaimard, 1830

Characters: Colonies are massive. Corallites are a mixture; some slightly exsert, others foveolate (funnel-shaped). Tuberculae and papillae are absent.

Colour: Usually pale brown or blue (which may photograph purple).

Similar Species: This species is like a diminutive Montipora foveolata. See also M. caliculata and M. turgescens.

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Taxonomic Note: A species complex.

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