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Montastrea cavernosa

(Linnaeus, 1766)

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Habitat: All reef environments, especially lower slopes.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Laborel (1969), Zlatarski and Estalella (1982), Amaral (1994). Additional identification guides: Colin (1978), Wood (1983), Humann (1993).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Montastrea cavernosa.  Caribbean.  Common appearance of a large massive colony.  Charlie Veron.

Montastrea cavernosa.Caribbean.Common appearance of a large massive colony.Charlie Veron.

Montastrea cavernosa.  Caribbean.  Showing corallites of a small spherical colony.  Charlie Veron.

Montastrea cavernosa.Caribbean.Showing corallites of a small spherical colony.Charlie Veron.

Montastrea cavernosa.  Caribbean.  Detail of corallites.  Pat Colin.

Montastrea cavernosa.Caribbean.Detail of corallites.Pat Colin.

Montastrea cavernosa.  Caribbean.  Corallites with tentacles partly extended.  Valerie Taylor.

Montastrea cavernosa.Caribbean.Corallites with tentacles partly extended.Valerie Taylor.

Montastrea cavernosa.  Brazil.  There is little significant geographic variation in this species.  Charlie Veron.

Montastrea cavernosa.Brazil.There is little significant geographic variation in this species.Charlie Veron.

Montastrea cavernosa.  Caribbean.  Showing corallites.

Montastrea cavernosa.Caribbean.Showing corallites.

Montastrea cavernosa.  Caribbean.  Showing corallites.

Montastrea cavernosa.Caribbean.Showing corallites.

Montastrea cavernosa.  Caribbean.  Showing corallites.

Montastrea cavernosa.Caribbean.Showing corallites.

Montastrea cavernosa.  Caribbean.  Showing corallites.

Montastrea cavernosa.Caribbean.Showing corallites.

Montastrea cavernosa.  Caribbean.  Showing corallites.

Montastrea cavernosa.Caribbean.Showing corallites.