Montipora cebuensis   Nemenzo,  1976 (Hard Coral)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order:Scleractinia
Family:Acroporidae

Description
Colour: Brown, sometimes with pale blue margins.

Colonies are contorted dissected laminae. Coenosteum ridges are prominent. They are irregular on larger fronds, but are usually perpendicular to the margins of small fronds. Corallites occur irregularly, between the ridges. Brown, sometimes with pale blue margins.

Synonym (s)

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

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
IUCN Status:  Vulnerable

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, North Bay INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2011) Animal discoveries 2010 Zoological Survey of India 1-107 Available at - http://zsi.gov.in/right_menu/Animal_disc/Animal%20Discovery%202010.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/
  • Arkive: Images of life on earth Available at - http://www.arkive.org/
  • Corals of the World online Available at - http://coral.aims.gov.au/

Page last updated on:2013-04-15

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