Montipora gaimardi   Bernard,  1897 (Hard Coral)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order:Scleractinia
Family:Acroporidae

Description
Color: Brown or green, some times with pale branch tips.

Colonies have thick encrusting bases and branches which may be open or form a compact clump. The coenosteum forms a complex of fine ridges. The coarallites are in and between these ridges.No axial corallite, corallites < 2 mm diameter, columella absent, branches with basal structures.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
IUCN Status:  Vulnerable

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 11.41) (Long: 92.66) INDIA (Depth: 4.5m mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island INDIA (Depth: 4.5m mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Mondal, T; Raghunathan, C and Ramakrishna (2011) Notes on three new records of scleractinian corals from Andaman Islands Journal of Oceanography and Marine Science Academic Journals 2(5) 122-126 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Corals of the World online Available at - http://coral.aims.gov.au/

Page last updated on:2011-10-13

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