Characters: Colonies are massive or encrusting. Corallites are very small and immersed. The coenosteum has tuberculae which seldom contain corallites. Colour: Dark green or brown. Similar species: Montipora floweri, which has evenly distributed corallites. See also M. hoffmeisteri. Habitat: Occurs in crevices and beneath overhangs. Abundance: Common but inconspicuous