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Montipora gaimardi

Bernard, 1897

Colonies have encrusting bases and branches which may be open or form a compact clump. The coenosteum forms a complex of fine ridges. Corallites are both in and between these ridges.

Colour: Brown or green, sometimes with pale branch tips.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Sometimes common.

Similar species: Montipora australiensis , Montipora hispida

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Bernard’s original description/specimens. Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Montipora gaimardi.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Mixture of branching Montipora/gaimardi/altasepta/digitata.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora gaimardi.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Mixture of branching Montipora/gaimardi/altasepta/digitata.Charlie Veron.

Montipora gaimardi.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Branches.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora gaimardi.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Branches.Charlie Veron.

Montipora gaimardi.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing branches.

Montipora gaimardi.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing branches.

Montipora gaimardi.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Montipora gaimardi.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing corallites.

Montipora gaimardi.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing branch end.

Montipora gaimardi.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing branch end.

Montipora gaimardi.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing branches.

Montipora gaimardi.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing branches.

Montipora gaimardi.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing branch end.

Montipora gaimardi.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing branch end.