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Montipora taiwanensis

Veron, 2000

Colonies are robust and conspicuous, encrusting to submassive. The surface is covered with contorted, irregular, large verrucae. These verrucae are not fused into any pattern. Corallites are large and conspicuous.

Colour: Pale brown or purple.

Habitat: Shallow water exposed to wave action.

Abundance: Probably rare.

Similar species: Montipora verrucosa

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Montipora taiwanensis.  Taiwan.  Colony surface.  Charlie Veron.

Montipora taiwanensis.Taiwan.Colony surface.Charlie Veron.

Montipora taiwanensis.  Taiwan.  Showing corallites.

Montipora taiwanensis.Taiwan.Showing corallites.

Montipora taiwanensis.  Taiwan.  Showing columns.

Montipora taiwanensis.Taiwan.Showing columns.

Montipora taiwanensis.  Taiwan.  Showing corallites.

Montipora taiwanensis.Taiwan.Showing corallites.

Montipora taiwanensis.  Taiwan.  Showing corallites.

Montipora taiwanensis.Taiwan.Showing corallites.