Coral Fact Sheets
Colonies are encrusting to submassive and up to 0.3 metres across, with irregular branch-like upgrowths up to 100 millimetres thick which become flattened near their ends. Coenosteum papillae are inconspicuous. Corallite walls are well defined.
Pale to dark brown.
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Vaughan (1907). Additional identification guide: Maragos (1977).
Montipora dilatata.Hawaii.Irregular upgrowths.Jim Maragos.
Montipora dilatata.Hawaii.Showing colony surface.