Colonies are composed of very thin unifacial laminae which are usually contorted. Corallites are inconspicuous, in rows between coenosteum ridges. Coenosteum ridges are irregular.
Pale brown, becoming paler towards colony margins. Coenosteum ridges are usually pale.
Restricted to shallow reef edges.
Taxonomic note: This species was called Montipora pulcherrima Bernard by Nemenzo (1976) and Montipora sp. 2 by Veron and Hodgson (1989). Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).
displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.