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Montipora hoffmeisteri

Wells, 1954

Colonies are thick plates. Corallites are immersed. The coenosteum is covered with tuberculae which may contain corallites.

Colour: Cream or brown, occasionally brightly coloured.

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: Common, but inconspicuous.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wells (1954), 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 hoffmeisteri.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  An encrusting colony.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora hoffmeisteri.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.An encrusting colony.Charlie Veron.

Montipora hoffmeisteri.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Colony with small tuberculae which contain immersed corallites.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora hoffmeisteri.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Colony with small tuberculae which contain immersed corallites.Charlie Veron.

Montipora hoffmeisteri. Skeletal detail.  Geoff Kelly.

Montipora hoffmeisteri.Skeletal detail.Geoff Kelly.

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

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

Montipora hoffmeisteri.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing plate surface.

Montipora hoffmeisteri.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing plate surface.

Montipora hoffmeisteri.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing plate surface.

Montipora hoffmeisteri.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing plate surface.