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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora Blainville, 1830 
AphiaID: 203834

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCnidaria (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthozoa (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexacorallia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScleractinia (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcroporidae (Family)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora verrucosa (Lamarck, 1816) (type by subsequent designation)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcroporidae Verrill, 1902
Synonymised
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorManopora Dana, 1846 (synonymy)
Sources  original description Blainville, H. M. de 1830. Zoophytes. In: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles, dans lequel on traitre méthodiquement des differéns êtres de la nature, considérés soit en eux-mêmes, d’après l’état actuel de nos connoissances, soit relativement a l’utlité qu’en peuvent retirer la médicine, l’agriculture, le commerce et les arts. Edited by F. G. Levrault. Tome 60. Paris, Le Normat. Pp. 548, pls. 68., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/81598#page/9/mode/1up [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora aequituberculata Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora altasepta Nemenzo, 1967
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora angulata (Lamarck, 1816)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora aspergillus Veron, DeVantier & Turak, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora australiensis Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora cactus Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora calcarea Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora caliculata (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora capitata (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora capricornis Veron, 1985
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora cebuensis Nemenzo, 1976
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora circumvallata (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora cocosensis Vaughan, 1918
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora confusa Nemenzo, 1967
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora contorta Nemenzo & Montecillo, 1981
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora corbettensis Veron & Wallace, 1984
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora crassituberculata Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora cryptus Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora danae Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora delicatula Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora digitata (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora dilatata Studer, 1901
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora echinata Veron, DeVantier & Turak, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora edwardsi Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora efflorescens Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora effusa (Dana, 1846)
Species Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora ehrenbergi
Species Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora elschneri Vaughan, 1918
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora explanata Brüggemann, 1879
Species Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora explanulata Bernard
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora flabellata Studer, 1901
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora florida Nemenzo, 1967
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora floweri Wells, 1954
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora foliosa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora foveolata (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora friabilis Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora gaimardi Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora gracilis Klunzinger, 1879
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora grisea Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora hemispherica Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora hirsuta Nemenzo, 1967
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora hispida (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora hodgsoni Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora hoffmeisteri Wells, 1954
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora incrassata (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora informis Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora kellyi Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora lobulata Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora mactanensis Nemenzo, 1979
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora malampaya Nemenzo, 1967
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora maldivensis Pillai & Scheer, 1976
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora meandrina (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora millepora Crossland, 1952
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora mollis Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora monasteriata (Forskål, 1775)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora niugini Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora nodosa (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora orientalis Nemenzo, 1967
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora pachytuberculata Veron, DeVantier & Turak, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora palawanensis Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora patula Verrill, 1864
Species Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora paupera Mamen.
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora peltiformis Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora porites Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora samarensis Nemenzo, 1967
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora saudii Turak, DeVantier & Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora setosa Nemenzo, 1976
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora sinuosa Pillai & Scheer, 1976
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora spongiosa (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora spongodes Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora spumosa (Lamarck, 1816)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora stellata Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora stilosa (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora suvadivae Pillai & Scheer, 1976
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora taiwanensis Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora tortuosa Dana, 1846
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora tuberculosa (Lamarck, 1816)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora turgescens Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora turtlensis Veron & Wallace, 1984
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora undata Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora venosa (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora verrilli Vaughan, 1907
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora verrucosa (Lamarck, 1816)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora verruculosa Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora vietnamensis Veron, 2000

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora bernardi Vaughan, 1907 (nomen dubium)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora compressa (Linnaeus, 1766) (nomen dubium)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora cristagalli Ehrenberg, 1834 (nomen dubium)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora exserta Quelch, 1886 (nomen dubium)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora fragilis Quelch, 1886 (nomen dubium)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora fragrosa Verrill, 1868 (nomen dubium)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora granulosa Bernard, 1897 (nomen dubium)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora obtusata Quelch, 1886 (nomen dubium)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora perforata Brüggemann, 1879 (nomen dubium)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora profunda Bernard, 1897 (nomen dubium)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora scabricula (Dana, 1846) (nomen dubium)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora studeri Vaughan, 1907 (nomen dubium)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora tenuicaulis Vaughan, 1907 (nomen dubium)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora tenuissima Bernard, 1879 (nomen dubium)

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora culiculata Bernard (nomen nudum)

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora alcicornis Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora digitata (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora ambigua Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora verrucosa (Lamarck, 1816)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora amplectens Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora aequituberculata Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora angularis Crossland, 1952 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora stellata Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora annularis Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora nodosa (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora bifrontalis Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora foliosa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora bolsii Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora digitata (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora brueggemanni Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora danae Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora circinata Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora foliosa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora coalita Nemenzo, 1967 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora spumosa (Lamarck, 1816)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora colei Wells, 1954 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora undata Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora composita Crossland, 1952 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora aequituberculata Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora conferta Nemenzo, 1967 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora verrucosa (Lamarck, 1816)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora denticulata Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora undata Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora divaricata Brüggemann, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora digitata (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora ellisi Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora aequituberculata Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora erythraea Marenzeller, 1907 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora aequituberculata Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora exesa Verrill, 1869 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora foliosa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora expansa (Dana, 1846) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora hispida (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora fossae Crossland, 1952 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora angulata (Lamarck, 1816)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora fruticosa Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora digitata (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora fungiformis Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora monasteriata (Forskål, 1775)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora granulata Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora informis Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora guppyi Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora spumosa (Lamarck, 1816)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora hirsuta Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora hispida (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora incognita Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora crassituberculata Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora incrustans Brüggemann, 1877 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora monasteriata (Forskål, 1775)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora indentata Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora digitata (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora irregularis Quelch, 1886 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora digitata (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora lanuginosa Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora monasteriata (Forskål, 1775)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora levis Quelch, 1886 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora digitata (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora libera Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora angulata (Lamarck, 1816)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora lichen (Dana, 1846) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites lichen Dana, 1846
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora lichenoides Verrill, 1869 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora foliosa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora lima (Pallas, 1766) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora foliosa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora mammifera Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora tuberculosa (Lamarck, 1816)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora mammilata Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora informis Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora marenzelleri Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora digitata (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora minuta Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora foliosa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora nana Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora digitata (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora pallida Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora millepora Crossland, 1952
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora palmata (Dana, 1846) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora digitata (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora pilosa Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora monasteriata (Forskål, 1775)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora planiuscula (Dana, 1846) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora verrucosa (Lamarck, 1816)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora poritiformis Verrill, 1869 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora digitata (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora prolifera Brüggemann, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora foliosa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora prominula Crossland, 1952 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora incrassata (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora pulcherrima Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora foliosa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora punctata Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora hispida (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora ramosa Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora angulata (Lamarck, 1816)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora reticulata Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora millepora Crossland, 1952
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora rotunda Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora angulata (Lamarck, 1816)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora rus (Forskål, 1775) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora foliosa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora saxea Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora mollis Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora scutata Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora foliosa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora sinensis Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora monasteriata (Forskål, 1775)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora socialis Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora foveolata (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora solanderi Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora stellata Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora spatula Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora digitata (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora spicata Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora digitata (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora spongila Bernard, 1900 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora digitata (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora stratiformis Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora hispida (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora striata Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora stellata Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora strigosa Nemenzo, 1967 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora stellata Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora stylosa (Ehrenberg, 1834) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora stilosa (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora subtilis Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora millepora Crossland, 1952
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora sulcata Crossland, 1952 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora foliosa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora tertia Crossland, 1952 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora mollis Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora tortuosa (Dana, 1846) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora digitata (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora trabeculata Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora efflorescens Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora tubifera Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora foliosa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora undans Crossland, 1952 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora foliosa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora variabilis Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora foliosa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora vaughani Nemenzo & Montecillo, 1985 (unaccepted, homonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora verruculosus Veron, 2000 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora verruculosa Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora viridis Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora stellata Bernard, 1897
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora willeyi Bernard, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora nodosa (Dana, 1846)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
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Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAllopodion mirum Humes, 1978 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia extensa Humes & Dojiri, 1982 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (24 nucleotides; 0 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAuthority Authority given as Quoy & Gaimard, 1830 in Faure (1977). Type species: Porites verrucosa Lamarck, 1816 (Veron, 1986). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colonies are submassive, laminar, foliaceous, encrusting or branching. Corallites are very small. Septa are in two cycles with inward-projecting teeth. Columellae are absent. Corallite walls and the coenosteum are porous and may be highly elaborated. Polyps are usually extended only at night (Veron, 1986).
Commonly forms plates or encrusting sheets, but also several other forms. Distinguished by its deep, tiny corallites (<1mm across) separated by porous walls. Since the corallites lack virtually any features, identification to species level is very difficult. When forming plates, corallites occur on both surfaces (Richmond, 1997). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:203834
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 14:17:27Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2006-09-25 06:54:45Z  changed  Martinez, Olga
2014-03-17 09:27:40Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Montipora Blainville, 1830. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=203834 on 2014-09-20
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