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Corallum morphology in Acroporidae (according to Wood, 1983)
Genus Growth form Calice arrangement Coenosteum Corallite wall Verrucae Septa Skeleton
Montipora Usually leafy, encrusting or semi-massive; may be branched Not in rows; may be crowded Smooth or with prominent tubercles that obscure calices No projections - Small or rudimentary Perforate

 

Diagrammatic transverse views of Montipora corallites and associated coenostial structures (according to Veron and Wallace, 1984)
simple papillae with exsert corallite
compound papillae with exsert corallite
simple papillae woth immersed corallite
tuberculae with exsert corallite
tuberculae with immersed corallite

 

foveolate corallite

 

tuberculate corallite

 

glabrous corallite

 

Diagrammatic surface views of Montipora corallites and associated coenostial structures (according to Veron and Wallace, 1984)

 

corallites with thecal and reticulum papillae

 

corallites with thecal tuberculae
corallites with reticulum tuberculae forming ridges