species: Montipora aequituberculata in ALA: Lizard Island (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Montipora aequituberculata


©Anne Hoggett: A colony of Montipora aequituberculata about 60 cm wide on a vertical wall at Cod Hole near Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Detail of Montipora aequituberculata at Cod Hole near Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Detail of Montipora aequituberculata at Cod Hole near Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Scleractinia
Family Acroporidae
Genus Montipora
Species Montipora aequituberculata
Status least concern

Colours

         

Distinguishing features

Colonies encrusting or flat plates with polyps on one side only, often in overlapping whorls and sometimes forming tubes. The colony surface is uneven. Corallites are located on and between the bumps and are surrounded by smaller papillae.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Veron, J.E.N. (2000). Corals of the World Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville.

Other references

  • Dornelas, M. (2006). Coral assemblages and neutral theory. PhD thesis, James Cook University. LIRS catalog number 1626.
  • Dornelas, M. and S.R. Connolly (2008). Multiple modes in a coral species abundance distribution, Ecology Letters, 11: 1008-1016. LIRS catalog number 1145.
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