Husbandry“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Characters: Colonies are thick plates and irregular columns. Corallites are both immersed and exsert, the latter having a prominent ring of fused thecal papillae. Fine ridges of coenosteum, which are mostly vertical on branches, join corallites forming a network.
Colour: Pale brown.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments exposed to strong wave action.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > Montipora australiensis (Species)