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Montipora kellyi

Veron, 2000

Colonies are clumps of highly contorted branches which do not fuse. Corallites are large and crowded. The coenosteum is very coarse. There is no development of papillae or other ornamentation.

Colour: Tan or brown, with white polyps.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species:

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Montipora kellyi.  Madagascar.  Contorted outer branches.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora kellyi.Madagascar.Contorted outer branches.Charlie Veron.

Montipora kellyi.  Madagascar.  Compact colony.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora kellyi.Madagascar.Compact colony.Charlie Veron.

Montipora kellyi.  Madagascar.  Branch detail.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora kellyi.Madagascar.Branch detail.Charlie Veron.

Montipora kellyi. Skeletal detail.  Geoff Kelly.

Montipora kellyi.Skeletal detail.Geoff Kelly.

Montipora kellyi.  Madagascar.  Showing branching pattern.

Montipora kellyi.Madagascar.Showing branching pattern.

Montipora kellyi.  Madagascar.  Showing branching pattern.

Montipora kellyi.Madagascar.Showing branching pattern.

Montipora kellyi.  Madagascar.  Showing corallites.

Montipora kellyi.Madagascar.Showing corallites.

Montipora kellyi.  Madagascar.  Showing corallite detail.

Montipora kellyi.Madagascar.Showing corallite detail.