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Montipora pachytuberculata

Veron, DeVantier and Turak, 2000

Colonies are clumps of irregularly fused branches. Corallites are small with well defined thecae. The coenosteum is covered with highly ornamented papillae which may be fused into short irregular ridges near the branch tips.

Colour: Pale brown with whitish branch tips.

Habitat: Shallow, semi-sheltered reef slopes.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Montipora kellyi , Montipora spongiosa

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Montipora pachytuberculata.  Red Sea.  Compact column-like branches with some development of peripheral coenosteum ridges.  Lyndon Devantier.

Montipora pachytuberculata.Red Sea.Compact column-like branches with some development of peripheral coenosteum ridges.Lyndon Devantier.

Montipora pachytuberculata.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Montipora pachytuberculata.Red Sea.Showing corallites.

Montipora pachytuberculata.  Red Sea.  Showing branches.

Montipora pachytuberculata.Red Sea.Showing branches.

Montipora pachytuberculata.  Red Sea.  Showing colony surface.

Montipora pachytuberculata.Red Sea.Showing colony surface.

Montipora pachytuberculata.  Red Sea.  Showing branch end.

Montipora pachytuberculata.Red Sea.Showing branch end.

Montipora pachytuberculata.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Montipora pachytuberculata.Red Sea.Showing corallites.