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Family Acroporidae


Montipora grisea

Tutuila, American Samoa


Locally common reefs in clear water.  Variable, encrusting, massive, or plate-like, color variable.  Corallites slightly exsert and surrounded by partially fused papillae, flat areas crowded with many small papillae of various length.  Indo-Pacific excluding Hawaii.

All coral skeletons illustrated are from scientific collections taken prior to 1998.