The offspring of Montipora circumvallata are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Montipora circumvallata, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Montipora circumvallata, 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.”
Special thanks for the permission to use his photo to Dr. Jeremy Mark Kemp.
That photograph was taken at Bir Ali in Shabwa Province, Yemen, on the north shore of the Gulf of Aden in early 1998 (just a few months before the big coral bleaching event due to the El Niño of that year).
Colonies have partly encrusting basal laminae with irregular upgrowths. The whole colony surface is covered with elongate tuberculae, which are inclined on the colony surface and are fused into ridges on the ends of upgrowths. Corallites are immersed between the tuberculae and are aligned in vertical rows between ridges on upgrowths.
Colour: Greenish-grey with contrastingly coloured polyps.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Usually uncommon.
Similar species: Montipora monasteriata , Montipora undata