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Montipora floweri

Wells, 1954

Colonies are submassive. The surface is covered with tuberculae, which may be fused. Corallites are very small, immersed and evenly distributed on and between tuberculae.

Colour: Usually dark brown or green.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes.

Abundance: Common in the Coral Sea, rare and inconspicuous elsewhere.

Similar species: Montipora cryptus

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wells (1954), Veron and Wallace (1984). Additional identification guide: Veron (1986).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Montipora floweri.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Encrusting colony.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora floweri.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Encrusting colony.Charlie Veron.

Montipora floweri.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Montipora floweri (left) with M. grisea (top).  Charlie Veron.

Montipora floweri.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Montipora floweri (left) with M. grisea (top).Charlie Veron.

Montipora floweri.  Tanzania.  Surface detail.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora floweri.Tanzania.Surface detail.Charlie Veron.

Montipora floweri. Skeletal detail.  Geoff Kelly.

Montipora floweri.Skeletal detail.Geoff Kelly.

Montipora floweri.  Coral Sea.  Showing skeletal detail.

Montipora floweri.Coral Sea.Showing skeletal detail.

Montipora floweri.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing colony surface.

Montipora floweri.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing colony surface.