The offspring of Astreopora monteporina are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Astreopora monteporina, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Astreopora monteporina, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Very spezial Thank to Lyndon DeVantier for the wonderful Pictures of Astreopora montiporina.
Distribution: Cenderawasih Bay, Papua 2006
Astreopora montiporina is a new species from West Papua that plates like a Montipora
Astreopora were found growing in relatively shallow water as is often the case with branching corals, the plating Astreopora montiporina was found living and growing much deeper at 40 to 85 feet deep (12 to 25 meters). As with the other new species of Asteropora, A. montiporina was only seen in dull colors of grey, brown and green yet it grew much larger colonies that were up to six feet in diameter.
CARDEN C. WALLACE, EMRE TURAK & LYNDON DEVANTIER (2011): NOVEL CHARACTERS IN A CONSERVATIVE CORAL GENUS: THREE NEW SPECIES OF ASTREOPORA (SCLERACTINIA: ACROPORIDAE) FROM WEST PAPUA, JOURNAL OF NATURAL HISTORY, 45:31-32, 1905-1924