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Montastrea serageldini

Veron, 2000

Colonies are massive, usually hemispherical, up to 0.8 metres across. Corallites are circular, and vary in size according to stage of growth. Mature corallites are 6-8 millimetres diameter, crowded and open, with a neat appearance. Septa are neatly arranged in two alternating orders. A paliform crown is formed from 6-8 septa. Columellae are small.

Colour: Uniform grey, pinkish-brown or orange with pale oral discs.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Plesiastrea devantieri , Plesiastrea versipora

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Montastrea serageldini.  Philippines.  Surface of a large colony.  Charlie Veron.

Montastrea serageldini.Philippines.Surface of a large colony.Charlie Veron.

Montastrea serageldini.  Tanzania.  Variation in colour.  Charlie Veron.

Montastrea serageldini.Tanzania.Variation in colour.Charlie Veron.

Montastrea serageldini.  Tanzania.  Variation in colour.  Charlie Veron.

Montastrea serageldini.Tanzania.Variation in colour.Charlie Veron.

Montastrea serageldini.  Seychelle Islands.  Showing colony surface.

Montastrea serageldini.Seychelle Islands.Showing colony surface.

Montastrea serageldini.  Seychelle Islands.  Showing corallites.

Montastrea serageldini.Seychelle Islands.Showing corallites.

Montastrea serageldini.  Tanzania.  Showing colony surface.

Montastrea serageldini.Tanzania.Showing colony surface.

Montastrea serageldini.  Tanzania.  Showing corallites.

Montastrea serageldini.Tanzania.Showing corallites.

Montastrea serageldini.  Tanzania.  Showing corallite detail.

Montastrea serageldini.Tanzania.Showing corallite detail.