Colonies are encrusting, with irregular lobes. Corallites are small (0.5 mm diameter). Papillae cover the colony surface and are sometimes fused into ridges. Septa are poorly developed.
Usually blue (which may photograph pink), also brown or purple.
Shallow reef environments.
Montipora efflorescens ,
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Vaughan (1907). Additional identification guide: Maragos (1977).
displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.