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Montipora angulata

(Lamarck, 1816)

Colonies have extensive encrusting bases with short branches which form a compact clump. Corallites are slightly foveolate (funnel shaped) and immersed in the coenosteum. The coenosteum is smooth or forms thin ridges between corallites.

Colour: Pale brown.

Habitat: Fringing reef flats.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron and Wallace (1984). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Montipora angulata.  French Polynesia.  Branching colony with high coenosteum ridges.  Len Zell.

Montipora angulata.French Polynesia.Branching colony with high coenosteum ridges.Len Zell.

Montipora angulata.  Indonesia.  Showing branch end.

Montipora angulata.Indonesia.Showing branch end.

Montipora angulata.  Indonesia.  Showing corallites.

Montipora angulata.Indonesia.Showing corallites.

Montipora angulata.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing skeletal detail.

Montipora angulata.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing skeletal detail.

Montipora angulata.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing skeletal detail.

Montipora angulata.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing skeletal detail.

Montipora angulata.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Montipora angulata.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.

Montipora angulata.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing branching pattern.

Montipora angulata.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing branching pattern.

Montipora angulata.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing branching pattern.

Montipora angulata.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing branching pattern.