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Montastrea colemani

Veron, 2000

Colonies are submassive to encrusting, with compact rounded corallites 5-8 millimetres diameter. ?Groove and tubercle? formations are well developed. Two cycles of septa clearly alternate; both are thickened over walls and are uniformly toothed. A paliform crown is well developed.

Colour: Uniform brown or brown with green centres.

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Montastrea valenciennesi

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Montastrea colemani.  Philippines.  M. colemani (left) and M. valenciennesi (right) have similar corallites.  Charlie Veron.

Montastrea colemani.Philippines.M. colemani (left) and M. valenciennesi (right) have similar corallites.Charlie Veron.

Montastrea colemani.  Vietnam.  Variation in corallite shape and colour.  Charlie Veron.

Montastrea colemani.Vietnam.Variation in corallite shape and colour.Charlie Veron.

Montastrea colemani.  Philippines.  Variation in corallite shape and colour.  Charlie Veron.

Montastrea colemani.Philippines.Variation in corallite shape and colour.Charlie Veron.

Montastrea colemani.  Philippines.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Montastrea colemani.Philippines.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Montastrea colemani.  Philippines.  Variation in corallite shape and colour.  Charlie Veron.

Montastrea colemani.Philippines.Variation in corallite shape and colour.Charlie Veron.

Montastrea colemani.  Philippines.  Showing colony surface.

Montastrea colemani.Philippines.Showing colony surface.

Montastrea colemani.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Montastrea colemani.Philippines.Showing corallites.