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Montipora aspergillus

Veron, DeVantier and Turak, 2000

Colonies are clumps of highly contorted, irregularly fused branches. Corallites are of medium size and are clearly visible. The coenosteum is covered with fine papillae. Septa are in two distinct cycles.

Colour: Creamy-brown.

Habitat: Shallow semi-sheltered reef slopes.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Montipora informis

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Montipora aspergillus.  Red Sea.  Compact bushy branches.  Emre Turak.

Montipora aspergillus.Red Sea.Compact bushy branches.Emre Turak.

Montipora aspergillus.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Montipora aspergillus.Red Sea.Showing corallites.

Montipora aspergillus.  Red Sea.  Showing whole colony.

Montipora aspergillus.Red Sea.Showing whole colony.

Montipora aspergillus.  Red Sea.  Showing branches.

Montipora aspergillus.Red Sea.Showing branches.

Montipora aspergillus.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Montipora aspergillus.Red Sea.Showing corallites.