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Montipora millepora

Crossland, 1952

Colonies are massive or encrusting. Corallites are very small and immersed. The coenosteum has tuberculae which seldom contain corallites.

Colour: Dark green or brown.

Habitat: Occurs in crevices and beneath overhangs.

Abundance: Common but inconspicuous.

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 millepora.  Papua New Guinea.  Encrusting colony.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora millepora.Papua New Guinea.Encrusting colony.Charlie Veron.

Montipora millepora.  Scott Reef, western Australia.  Showing minute corallites interspersed between tuberculae.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora millepora.Scott Reef, western Australia.Showing minute corallites interspersed between tuberculae.Charlie Veron.

Montipora millepora. Skeletal detail.  Geoff Kelly.

Montipora millepora.Skeletal detail.Geoff Kelly.

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

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

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

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