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Montipora setosa

Nemenzo, 1976

Colonies are small bushes of short, highly contorted anastomosing branches that grade into verrucae. Branches usually have flattened tips. A small number of thecal papillae may be found around each corallite.

Colour: Brown with pale tips.

Habitat: Shallow protected reef environments.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Montipora capitata , Montipora samarensis

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Nemenzo (1976).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Montipora setosa.  Philippines.  Colony with developed verrucae.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora setosa. Philippines. Colony with developed verrucae. Charlie Veron.

Montipora setosa.  Philippines.  Bushy appearance of colony tops.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora setosa. Philippines. Bushy appearance of colony tops. Charlie Veron.

Montipora setosa. Skeletal detail.  Geoff Kelly.

Montipora setosa. Skeletal detail. Geoff Kelly.

Montipora setosa.  Philippines.  Showing colony structure.

Montipora setosa. Philippines. Showing colony structure.

Montipora setosa.  Philippines.  Showing colony surface.

Montipora setosa. Philippines. Showing colony surface.

Montipora setosa.  Philippines.  Showing colony structure.

Montipora setosa. Philippines. Showing colony structure.

Montipora setosa.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Montipora setosa. Philippines. Showing corallites.