Montipora taiwanensis   Veron,  2002 (Hard Coral)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order:Scleractinia
Family:Acroporidae

Description
Size: Length- 28.6 cm,Width- 26.7 cm and Height- 7.5 cm

Colour: Pale brown

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


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Pore Coral (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
IUCN Status:  Data Deficient

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island (Lat: 11.40) (Long: 92.66) INDIA (Record: 09/01/2010) (Depth: -6 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Mondal, T; Raghunathan, C and Ramakrishna (2011) New Record of Five Scleractinian Corals from Rutland Island, South Andaman Archipelago Asian Journal of Experimental Biological Sciences Society of Applied Sciences, India 2(1) 114-118 Available at - http://ajebs.com/vol5/19.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Encyclopedia of Life Available at - http://www.eol.org/
  • (2011) Animal discoveries 2010 Zoological Survey of India 1-107 Available at - http://zsi.gov.in/right_menu/Animal_disc/Animal%20Discovery%202010.pdf

Page last updated on:2011-08-17

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