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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora informis Bernard, 1897 
AphiaID: 207186

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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora Blainville, 1830
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora granulata Bernard, 1897 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora mammilata Bernard, 1897 (synonymy)
Sources  original description Bernard H (1897). The genus Montipora, The genus Anacropora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 3: 1-192, pls. 1-33. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpore coral  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-West Pacific [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAllopodion ryukyuensis Kim I.H. & Yamashiro, 2007 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (19 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBiology zooxanthellate [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription This coral shows great consistency of character, making it one of the more easily separated Montipora. It is usually encrusting or has small massive coralla. The surface of this species appears smooth. The surface is covered with rounded, bead-like papillae in a uniform, regular and crowded manner such that, although papillae are separate and each is smoothly rounded, they almost touch each other. The papillae are about 0.5 -0.75 mm tall and across, and are not grouped around the corallite walls but are regularly spread. Calices are spread evenly over the surface. It is very common on reef slopes between 5 and 20 m deep (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are massive to encrusting. Corallites are evenly distributed, immersed. The reticulum is densely covered with elongate papillae of uniform length. Colour: brown or mottled brown and white. Papillae may have white or purple tips. White polyps may be extended during the day. Abundance: common on upper reef slopes (Veron, 1986). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type Locality: Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207186
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
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2014-03-18 08:04:27Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Montipora informis Bernard, 1897. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207186 on 2014-10-25
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