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Montipora lobulata

Bernard, 1897

Colonies are submassive, the surface being irregular mounds covered by irregular tuberculae. There is complete continuity in size between the mounds and tuberculae. Corallites are distributed irregularly although they are less common in tuberculae. The coenosteum is irregularly coarse.

Colour: Mottled brown and white.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Montipora efflorescens

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (1990b).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Montipora lobulata.  French Polynesia.  Irregular mounds.  Len Zell.

Montipora lobulata.French Polynesia.Irregular mounds.Len Zell.

Montipora lobulata. Skeletal detail.  Geoff Kelly.

Montipora lobulata.Skeletal detail.Geoff Kelly.

Montipora lobulata.  Tanzania.  Showing colony surface.

Montipora lobulata.Tanzania.Showing colony surface.

Montipora lobulata.  Tanzania.  Showing skeletal detail.

Montipora lobulata.Tanzania.Showing skeletal detail.

Montipora lobulata.  Tanzania.  Showing skeletal detail.

Montipora lobulata.Tanzania.Showing skeletal detail.