Montipora foliosa

Montipora foliosa (2) mature coral frame Reefscapers Maldives

Coral Description

Taxonomy:

Kingdom: Animalia >> Phylum: Cnidaria >> Class: Anthozoa >> Order: Scleractinia >> Family: Acroporidae

Appearance:

  • Thin unifacial laminae
  • Forms tiers and whorls

 Colour: Cream, brown or pink, with pale edges

Corallites:

  • Arranged in rows between coenosteum ridges (skeleton between corallites)

Similar species: Montipora aequituberculata lacks coenosteum ridges, M. delicatula has thinner plates and less regular coenosteum ridges.

Habitat: Protected upper reef slope.