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Montipora aequituberculata   Bernard, 1897

encrusting pore coral

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Montipora aequituberculata   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Acroporidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 59 m (Ref. 101952).  Tropical; 36°N - 34°S, 27°E - 128°W (Ref. 846)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific. Tropical to subtropical.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Colonies are encrusting or composed of thin unifacial laminae often arranged in oblique overlapping whorls and sometimes forming tubes. Corallites are immersed or exsert and are surrounded by thecal papillae. Frequently fused into short ridges near margins; may form hoods over the corallites. Coenosteum papillae: thick and fused (Ref. 846).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in shallow reef environments (Ref. 846). Hermaphroditic (Refs. 113708, 113712). Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Hermaphroditic (Refs. 113708, 113712). Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end (Ref. 833).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 846)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Price category (Ref. 80766)
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