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Species Name: Montipora spongodes

Authority: Bernard, 1897

Common Name: Velvet Stone

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.

Velvet Stone (Montipora spongodes) Photo Credit:Tracy Gray

Photo Credit: Tracy Gray


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