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Montipora informis Bernard, 1897

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

accepted
Species
Montipora granulata Bernard, 1897 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Montipora mammilata Bernard, 1897 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
marine, 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. (2024). World List of Scleractinia. Montipora informis Bernard, 1897. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207186 on 2024-07-24
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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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2022-05-11 16:37:45Z
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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  (of Montipora 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  (of Montipora 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]   

context source (Hexacorallia) Fautin, Daphne G. (2013). Hexacorallians of the World. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record Veron JEN. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em>  [details]   

additional source Vaughan TW. (1918). Some shallow-water corals from Murray Island (Australia), Cocos-Keeling Island, and Fanning Island. <em>Papers from the Department of Marine Biology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.</em> 9 (213): 49-234, pls. 20-93. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Cairns, S.D., B.W. Hoeksema & J. van der Land. (1999). Appendix: List of extant stony corals. <em>Atoll Research Bulletin.</em> 459: 13-46.
page(s): 17 [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D., B.W. Hoeksema & J. van der Land. (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 JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.</em>  [details]   

additional source Veron JEN. (2002). New species described in Corals of the World. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series.</em> 11: 1-209.
page(s): 33 [details]   

additional source Scheer G, Pillai CSG. (1974). Report on Scleractinia from the Nicobar Islands. <em>Zoologica, Stuttgart.</em> 42(122): 1-75.
page(s): 8, 28, 75 [details]   

additional source Umbgrove JHF. (1940). Madreporaria from the Togian Reefs (Gulf of Tomini, North-Celebes. <em>Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden.</em> 22: 265-310.
page(s): 272, 303 [details]   

additional source Yabe H, Sugiyama T. (1935). Revised list of the reef-corals from the Japanese seas and of the fossil reef corals of the raised reefs and the Ryukyu limestone of Japan. <em>Journal of the Geological Society of Japan.</em> 42: 379-403.
page(s): 387, 398 [details]   

additional source Pillai CSG, Scheer G (1976) Report on the stony corals from the Maldive Archipelago. Results of the Xarifa Expedition 1957/58. Zoologica, Stuttgart 43 (126): 1-83, pls. 1-32. [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]   

additional source Crossland C (1952) Madreporaria, Hydrocorallinae, Heliopora and Tubipora. Scientific Report Great Barrier Reef Expedition 1928-29 VI(3): 85-257.
page(s): 93 [details]   

additional source Pichon, M.; Benzoni, F. (2007). Taxonomic re-appraisal of zooxanthellate Scleractinian Corals in the Maldive Archipelago. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 1441: 21–33.
page(s): 28 [details]   

additional source Veron JEN, Marsh LM. (1988). Hermatypic corals of Western Australia : records and annotated species list. <em>Records Western Australian Museum Supplement.</em> 29: 1-136., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.60555
page(s): 31, 46 [details]   

additional source Pillai CSG. (1972). Stony corals of the seas around India. <em>Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Corals and Coral Reefs, 1969. Marine Biological Association of India Symposium.</em> 5: 191-216.
page(s): 201 [details]   

additional source Veron, J. E. N. (2000). Corals of the World, Volume I: Family Acroporidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science. Townsville., volume 1, pp. 463.
page(s): 112-113 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Molina, M.; Kenyon, J. (2004). Palmyra Atoll coral data compiled from Townsend Cromwell 2000-2002, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2000-2001, and Sette 2004 surveys [Table 8]. UNPUBLISHED, UNPUBLISHED [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Schmerfeld, J. (2004). Coral survey from Howland Island National Wildlife Refuge, 1998-2004 [Table 3]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 1 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Kenyon, J. (2004). Rose Atoll coral data compiled from US Fish and Wildlife Service 1994, Townsend Cromwell 2002, and Sette 2004 surveys [Table 10]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 1 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E. (2004). Baker Island coral data [Table unnumbered]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 2 [details]   

additional source Wells JW. (1954). Recent corals of the Marshall Islands: Bikini and nearby atolls, part 2, oceanography (biologic). <em>U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper.</em> 260(I): 385-486.
page(s): 391, 439 [details]   
 
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
   

Nontype HLD X2: 127-22, geounit Indian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 11-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 266-83, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 27-87, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 298-83, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 329-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 397-83, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 721-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 780-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 931-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
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]
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Japanese ノリコモンサンゴ  [details]