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Montipora cryptus

Veron, 2000

Colonies are small irregular plates. Corallites are small, immersed and widely spaced. The coenosteum is covered with tuberculae which may be verrucae-like. These may contain corallites.

Colour: Brown or mottled.

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon and inconspicuous.

Similar species: Montipora floweri

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Montipora cryptus.  Red Sea.  Small colony.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora cryptus.Red Sea.Small colony.Charlie Veron.

Montipora cryptus.  Red Sea.  Surface appearance of encrusting colonies.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora cryptus.Red Sea.Surface appearance of encrusting colonies.Charlie Veron.

Montipora cryptus.  Red Sea.  Surface appearance of encrusting colonies.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora cryptus.Red Sea.Surface appearance of encrusting colonies.Charlie Veron.

Montipora cryptus.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Montipora cryptus.Red Sea.Showing corallites.

Montipora cryptus.  Red Sea.  Showing colony surface.

Montipora cryptus.Red Sea.Showing colony surface.

Montipora cryptus.  Red Sea.  Showing colony surface.

Montipora cryptus.Red Sea.Showing colony surface.

Montipora cryptus.  Red Sea.  Showing colony surface.

Montipora cryptus.Red Sea.Showing colony surface.

Montipora cryptus.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Montipora cryptus.Red Sea.Showing corallites.