WoRMS taxon details

Montipora informis Bernard, 1897

207186  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207186)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
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]   
Note Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description This coral shows great consistency of character, making it one of the more easily separated Montipora. It is usually...  
Description 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]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Montipora informis Bernard, 1897. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207186 on 2018-12-15
Date
action
by
1997-02-03 14:17:27Z
created
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2014-03-18 08:04:27Z
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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]   

original description  (ofMontipora granulata Bernard, 1897) 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]   

original description  (ofMontipora mammilata Bernard, 1897) 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]   

basis of record Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D.; Hoeksema, B.W. & van der Land, J. (2007). as a contribution to UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Veron, J. E. N. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.</em>  [details]   

additional source Veron JEN, Wallace CC (1984) Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part V. Family Acroporidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series 6: 1–485. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

Description 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]

Type locality Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English pore coral  [details]
Japanese ノリコモンサンゴ  [details]