Montipora aequituberculata


Name: Montipora aequituberculata

Functional Group: Hard coral

Default Short Code: MoAeq

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Montipora aequituberculata

Description:

Colonies are encrusting or composed of thin unifacial laminae often arranged in oblique overlapping whorls and sometimes forming tubes. Corallites are immersed or exsert and are surrounded by thecal papillae. These are frequently fused into short ridges near margins and may form hoods over the corallites. Coenosteum papillae are thick and fused.

Colour: Usually a uniform brown, cream or purple, with pale margins. Sometimes brightly coloured.

http://coral.aims.gov.au/factsheet.jsp?speciesCode=0245

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Arabian Coral Reef Monitoring Network |

Create Date: July 12, 2015, 1:32 p.m.

Created By: johnburt

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