Montastraea faveolata (Ellis and Solander, 1786).


Photograph: Scale bar is approximately 0.5mm. For a field photo.

Synonyms: None.

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: plocoid
Colony Shape: massive, mound-shaped
(often with skirts)
Colony Surface: smooth
Budding Type: extramural
Corallite Diameter: 2.1-2.7 mm
Distance between neighboring corallites: 0.6-0.9 mm
Coenosteum Texture: rectangular
Costae: weak to moderately well developed
Columella Structure: trabecular
Wall Structure: septothecal

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Last updated on December 15, 1997-jpd.