Coral Fact Sheets
Veron, DeVantier and Turak, 2000
Colonies are clumps of irregularly fused branches. Corallites are small, irregularly spaced and immersed in the coenosteum, which is coarse. Coenosteum papillae are large and very elaborate, giving the colonies a spiny appearance.
Shallow semi-sheltered reef slopes.
Montipora crassituberculata ,
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).
Montipora echinata.Red Sea.Irregular branches with exsert papillae.Emre Turak.
Montipora echinata.Red Sea.Showing corallites.
Montipora echinata.Red Sea.Showing colony surface.