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Montipora altasepta

Nemenzo, 1967

Colonies are clumps of thin (up to 6 mm thick) branches. These are often irregularly fused. Corallites are mostly immersed, but have projecting lower lips which give the surface a rasp-like appearance underwater.

Colour: Brown or grey, sometimes with white tips.

Habitat: Shallow protected reef slopes.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Montipora porites

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Nemenzo (1967), Veron (1992). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Montipora altasepta.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Branches.  Moritaka Nishihra.

Montipora altasepta.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Branches.Moritaka Nishihra.

Montipora altasepta.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Branch detail.  Moritaka Nishihra.

Montipora altasepta.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Branch detail.Moritaka Nishihra.

Montipora altasepta.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Surface detail.  Moritaka Nishihra.

Montipora altasepta.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Surface detail.Moritaka Nishihra.

Montipora altasepta.  Philippines.  Showing branch end.

Montipora altasepta.Philippines.Showing branch end.

Montipora altasepta.  Indonesia.  Showing branches.

Montipora altasepta.Indonesia.Showing branches.

Montipora altasepta.  Indonesia.  Showing branches.

Montipora altasepta.Indonesia.Showing branches.

Montipora altasepta.  Indonesia.  Showing branch tip.

Montipora altasepta.Indonesia.Showing branch tip.

Montipora altasepta.  Philippines.  Showing branch tip.

Montipora altasepta.Philippines.Showing branch tip.

Montipora altasepta.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing branch tip.

Montipora altasepta.Papua New Guinea.Showing branch tip.