Montipora grisea   Bernard,  1897 (Hard Coral)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order:Scleractinia
Family:Acroporidae

Image copyrights: Larry Basch

Description
Colonies are massive, encrusting or thick unifacial plates. Corallites: slightly exsert, Surrounded by partly fused thecal papillae. Coenosteum papillae: present. Dark brown or green; pale colors or bright blue or pink.


Synonym (s)

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

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
IUCN Status:  Least Concern

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Smith Island 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/
  • Botany University of Hawai'i at Manoa Available at - http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/

Page last updated on:2011-08-24

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