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Montipora saudii

Turak, DeVantier and Veron, 2000

Colonies are extensive upright to prostrate laminae and may also be encrusting. The colony surface is covered by elongate tuberculae which hide the corallites from view. The tuberculae are upwardly inclined on upright laminae. The coenosteum is coarse.

Colour: Grey with pale tips to tuberculae.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Montipora undata

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Montipora saudii.  Red Sea.  Large fronds with extensive development of tuberculae.  Emre Turak.

Montipora saudii.Red Sea.Large fronds with extensive development of tuberculae.Emre Turak.

Montipora saudii.  Red Sea.  Surface detail.  Emre Turak.

Montipora saudii.Red Sea.Surface detail.Emre Turak.

Montipora saudii.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Montipora saudii.Red Sea.Showing corallites.

Montipora saudii.  Red Sea.  Showing clump formation.

Montipora saudii.Red Sea.Showing clump formation.

Montipora saudii.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Montipora saudii.Red Sea.Showing corallites.

Montipora saudii.  Red Sea.  Showing skeletal detail.

Montipora saudii.Red Sea.Showing skeletal detail.