This document serves as an interim guidance document to direct recovery efforts for 15 Indo-Pacific…
Montipora australiensis coral
About The Species
Montipora australiensis is a species of coral likely found in the western Indian Ocean and western Pacific from Malaysia to Vanuatu and southern Japan to northern Australia. Colonies of Montipora australiensis are pale brown, forming thick plates and irregular columns.
Under the Endangered Species Act, NOAA Fisheries must list threatened and endangered marine species regardless of where they are found. Montipora australiensis is listed as threatened throughout its range under the ESA.
ESA Threatened - Foreign
- Throughout Its Range
In the Spotlight
On October 20, 2009, the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the National Marine Fisheries…