English : Finger coral
French : Montipora confusa
Class : Anthozoa
Order : Scleractinia
Family : Acroporidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Colonies aren’t usually big reaching rarely more than 50 cm in diameter and height. Its base is often encrusting or laminar with column-like branches exhibiting a network of dense and prominent but short ridges. Usually green in color.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in the eastern Indian Ocean and western Pacific Ocean, from South China Sea and Vietnam south to Australia, east to Philippines. Lives in shallow reef areas, especially lagoons, to 30 meters deep.
IUCN RED LIST : NEAR THREATENED
CITES : Appendix II
Status : The species is threatened by climate change, pollution and habitat destruction. It is fairly resilient though and still locally common.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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