The offspring of Montipora spongiosa are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Montipora spongiosa, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Montipora spongiosa, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Characters: Colonies are clumps of irregularly contorted or flattened branches which may fuse. Corallites usually have a prominent lower lip and are deep and conspicuous. There is no development of papillae or other ornamentation.
Colour: Pale brown.
Similar Species: Montipora kellyi, which has branches which do not fuse and corallites which do not have a prominent lower lip.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Sometimes locally common.
Taxonomic Note: Sometimes difficult to distinguish from non co-occurring species with similar growth form, f.e. Porites spongiosa Ehrenberg, 1834