Characters: Colonies are composed of very thin unifacial laminae which are usually contorted. Corallites are inconspicuous, in rows between coenosteum ridges. Coenosteum ridges are irregular. Colour: Pale brown, becoming paler towards colony margins. Coenosteum ridges are usually pale. Similar species: Montipora florida. See also M. hodgsoni. Habitat: Restricted to shallow reef edges. Abundance: Uncommon.