Montastraea

What is Montastraea?

Montastraea meaning a genus of hard (stony) coral that includes the boulder coral and the great star coral

Image of great star coral <i>(Montastraea sp.)</i>
Great star coral(Montastraea cavernosa) is one of four species of Montastraea found at the Flower Garden Banks in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: Dr. Stephen Gittings)

 

reference: Coral Reef Information System – Glossary

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