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Montipora spongodes

Bernard, 1897

Velvet Stone

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-Pacific Ocean including the Great Barrier Reef

Natural Environment: High latitude reefs and rocky foreshores

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 to 83°F (23 - 28°C). An encrusting form, sometimes with thick/wide vertical columns, similar in shape to Heliopora coerulea (Blue Coral). Usually a dark brown, green or gray, and requires strong lighting and fairly good water movement.

 Montipora spongodes (Velvet Stone)
Photo © Tracy Gray
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