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Montipora hodgsoni

Veron, 2000

Colonies are composed of small, thin, highly dissected unifacial laminae, sometimes forming tiers or whorls. Corallites are barely visible among coenosteum ridges which are short and irregular and usually perpendicular to the colony margin.

Colour: Uniform grey-brown. Polyps are blue (which may photograph purple) or white.

Habitat: Protected upper reef slopes.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Montipora delicatula , Montipora foliosa , Montipora friabilis

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Montipora hodgsoni.  Philippines.  Small contorted plates.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora hodgsoni.Philippines.Small contorted plates.Charlie Veron.

Montipora hodgsoni.  Philippines.  Surface of plates.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora hodgsoni.Philippines.Surface of plates.Charlie Veron.

Montipora hodgsoni.  Philippines.  Surface detail.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora hodgsoni.Philippines.Surface detail.Charlie Veron.

Montipora hodgsoni.  Indonesia.  Surface of plates.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora hodgsoni.Indonesia.Surface of plates.Charlie Veron.

Montipora hodgsoni. Skeletal detail.  Geoff Kelly.

Montipora hodgsoni.Skeletal detail.Geoff Kelly.

Montipora hodgsoni.  Philippines.  Showing frond formation.

Montipora hodgsoni.Philippines.Showing frond formation.

Montipora hodgsoni.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Montipora hodgsoni.Philippines.Showing corallites.

Montipora hodgsoni.  Philippines.  Showing a frond.

Montipora hodgsoni.Philippines.Showing a frond.