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Montipora peltiformis

Bernard, 1897

Colonies are submassive or are flat plates, with or without nodular upgrowths. Corallites are small; immersed on flat parts of colonies, exsert on upgrowths. The latter have rims of very irregular papillae. Coenosteum papillae are also present on upgrowths.

Colour: Pale brown (with blue polyps which may photograph purple).

Habitat: Shallow reef slopes.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Montipora stilosa

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 peltiformis.  Tanzania.  Surface detail of a plate.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora peltiformis.Tanzania.Surface detail of a plate.Charlie Veron.

Montipora peltiformis.  Tanzania.  Surface detail of a ridge.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora peltiformis.Tanzania.Surface detail of a ridge.Charlie Veron.

Montipora peltiformis.  Tanzania.  Surface detail of an upgrowth.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora peltiformis.Tanzania.Surface detail of an upgrowth.Charlie Veron.

Montipora peltiformis.  Hawaii.  Encrusting nodular growth-form.  Keoki Sender.

Montipora peltiformis.Hawaii.Encrusting nodular growth-form.Keoki Sender.

Montipora peltiformis.  Tanzania.  Showing corallites.

Montipora peltiformis.Tanzania.Showing corallites.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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