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Montipora corbettensis

Veron and Wallace, 1984

Colonies are massive or are thick unifacial or bifacial plates, usually with irregularly shaped upgrowths near their centre. Corallites are immersed. Coenosteum papillae are of mixed sizes or two distinct sizes, the larger being the diameter of the corallites.

Colour: Yellowish or brown.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron and Wallace (1984). Additional identification guide: Veron (1986).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Montipora corbettensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Plates with central upgrowths.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora corbettensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Plates with central upgrowths.Charlie Veron.

Montipora corbettensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Surface view of a plate.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora corbettensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Surface view of a plate.Charlie Veron.

Montipora corbettensis.  Vanuatu.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora corbettensis.Vanuatu.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Montipora corbettensis.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing corallites.

Montipora corbettensis.Papua New Guinea.Showing corallites.

Montipora corbettensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing plate formation.

Montipora corbettensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing plate formation.

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

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

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

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