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Montipora undata

Bernard, 1897

Colonies are horizontal to vertical plates or thick columns and branches. Corallites are immersed and indistinct. The coenosteum has tuberculae fused into ridges forming the same pattern as Porites rus (Poritidae) and Montipora confusa.

Colour: Purple, green, blue (which may photograph pink) or brown, with pale growing margins.

Habitat: Mostly upper reef slopes.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Montipora circumvallata , Montipora confusa

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 undata.  Philippines.  Columnar growth form.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora undata.Philippines.Columnar growth form.Charlie Veron.

Montipora undata.  Indonesia.  Encrusting plate-like.  Jim Maragos.

Montipora undata.Indonesia.Encrusting plate-like.Jim Maragos.

Montipora undata.  Coastal central eastern Australia.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora undata.Coastal central eastern Australia.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Montipora undata.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora undata.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Montipora undata.  Tanzania.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora undata.Tanzania.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Montipora undata.  Philippines.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora undata.Philippines.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Montipora undata.  Philippines.  Corallite detail.  Pat Colin.

Montipora undata.Philippines.Corallite detail.Pat Colin.

Montipora undata.  Indonesia.  Corallite detail.  Roger Steene.

Montipora undata.Indonesia.Corallite detail.Roger Steene.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Montipora undata.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing plate formation.

Montipora undata.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing plate formation.

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

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

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

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

Montipora undata.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing column formation.

Montipora undata.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing column formation.