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Blue Rice Coral

Montipora flabellata Studer 1901

Montipora flabellata

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Montipora flabellata, the blue rice coral, is a species of coral in the family Acroporidae.

Description

Common in shallow water exposed to surge.[1] Usually blue (which may photograph pink), also brown or purple. Colonies are encrusting, with irregular lobes.[2]

Ecology

Like many corals, Montipora flabellata has a mutually beneficial relationship with zooxanthellae, which are photosynthetic algae that live within the coral's tissues.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Family Acroporidae HAWAII Montipora flabellata". Keoki Stender, MarinelifePhotography.com.
  2. ^ "Montipora flabellata Studer, 1901". Corals of the World.
  3. ^ "Blue rice coral (Montipora flabellata)". Wildscreen Arkive.

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Montipora flabellata: Brief Summary

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Montipora flabellata, the blue rice coral, is a species of coral in the family Acroporidae.

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van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO).
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