“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Characters: Colonies have encrusting bases and irregular branches which seldom fuse. Branching may be open or compact. Coenosteum ridges are very prominent and form a sinuous pattern over branch surfaces. Corallites are deeply embedded between the ridges. The skeletal structure of the corallites is Porites-like, with very elongate septa which occasionally fuse.
Colour: Grey or green with pale coenosteum ridges.
Habitat: Shallow protected embayments.
Similar species: Montipora malampaya , Montipora setosa , Porites negrosensis