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

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Description
Color: Living corals yellowish brown.

Corallum encrusting, thin, lower layers dead. Living layer is 6 mm thick. Calices like minute pin holes, irregular, without well defined wall; 0.35-0.5 mm in diameter; 1-2 mm apart. Primary cycle of septa well developed. Coenenchyme under the lens shows a fine reticulum with compressed upright spines


Synonym (s)
Montipora subtilis Bernard, 1897

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Kariyachalli Island (Lat: 8.95) (Long: 78.23) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Manauli Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Manauli Island INDIA (Record: 1964-1966)
• Tamil Nadu, New Islet Island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at - http://www.reefindia.org/
  • Coral reefs species in India Available at - http://envfor.nic.in/icrmn/species/species.html
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Edward, JKP; Patterson, J; Venkatesh M; Mathews, G; Chellaram, C and Wilhelmsson D (2004) A field guide to stony corals (Scleractinia) of Tuticorin in Gulf of Mannar, southeast coast of India SDMRI special research publication no. 4 SDMRI, Tuticorin, India 80 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Pillai, CSG (1971) Composition of the coral fauna of the southeastern coast of India and the Laccadives Symposium of the zoological society of London 28 301-327 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/6215/1/601.pdf
  • Pillai, CSG (1967) Studies on Indian corals 5. Preliminary report on new records of Hermatypic corals of the suborder Astrocoeniinan Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India 9 (2) 412-422 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1528/1/Pillai_412-422.pdf

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