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Montipora informis

Bernard, 1897

Colonies are massive to encrusting. Corallites are evenly distributed and immersed. The coenosteum is covered with elongate papillae of uniform length.

Colour: Brown or mottled brown and white. Papillae may have white or blue tips. White tentacles may be extended during the day.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron and Wallace (1984). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Sheppard and Sheppard (1991), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

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

Montipora informis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Small encrusting colony.Charlie Veron.

Montipora informis.  Red Sea.  Even appearance of papillae.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora informis.Red Sea.Even appearance of papillae.Charlie Veron.

Montipora informis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Surface detail.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora informis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Surface detail.Charlie Veron.

Montipora informis.  Philippines.  Surface detail.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora informis.Philippines.Surface detail.Charlie Veron.

Montipora informis. Skeletal detail.  Geoff Kelly.

Montipora informis.Skeletal detail.Geoff Kelly.

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

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

Montipora informis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing common appearance.

Montipora informis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing common appearance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Montipora informis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  No text reqd.

Montipora informis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.No text reqd.