Montipora australiensis coral

Picture of 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.

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ESA Threatened - Foreign

throughout its range

Scientific Classification