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Montipora venosa

(Ehrenberg, 1834)

Colonies are massive. Corallites are a mixture; some slightly exsert, others foveolate (funnel-shaped). Tuberculae and papillae are absent.

Colour: Usually pale brown or blue (which may photograph purple).

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

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 venosa.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Submassive colony.  Ed Lovell.

Montipora venosa.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Submassive colony.Ed Lovell.

Montipora venosa.  Papua New Guinea.  Surface detail/funnel-shaped corallites.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora venosa.Papua New Guinea.Surface detail/funnel-shaped corallites.Charlie Veron.

Montipora venosa.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Polyps partly extended.  Neville Coleman.

Montipora venosa.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Polyps partly extended.Neville Coleman.

Montipora venosa.  null.  Surface detail.  null.

Montipora venosa.null.Surface detail.null.

Montipora venosa. Skeletal detail.  Geoff Kelly.

Montipora venosa.Skeletal detail.Geoff Kelly.

Montipora venosa.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing massive colony.

Montipora venosa.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing massive colony.

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

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

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

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