seen? This hard coral with an obvious ridged texture is
sometimes seen on some of our Southern shores.
Features: Colonies seen
15-20cm, sometimes much bigger. Branches, columns or knobs arising
from the centre of an encrusting base. Branches angular, flattened
and irregular. The tips of the branches may be squarish and flattened,
forming fan-shaped or knobbly tips, white and smooth, lacking polyps.
Large ridges and bumps between the corallites, about the same size
as the polyps. Colours usually brown, pinkish, greenish with brown
polyps. Polyps tiny (0.2cm or smaller) with short tentacles and short
May be mistaken for some branching
Pore coral species which
look similar. For convenience of display, all branching species that
resemble Montipora are featured here.
There are probably several different species on this page. It's hard
to distinguish them without close examination of small features and
they are grouped by large external features for convenience of display.
Tengah, Apr 12
Besar, May 10
montipora corals on Singapore shores
difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of