Montastraea franksi (Gregory, 1895).

Photograph: Scale bar is approximately 0.5mm. For a field photo.

Synonyms: None.

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: plocoid
Colony Shape: massive, irregular mound-shaped
Colony Surface: bumpy
Budding Type: extramural
Corallite Diameter: 3-3.5 mm
Distance between neighboring corallites: 1.0-1.2
Coenosteum texture: rectangular
Costae:highly well developed
Columella Structure: trabecular
Wall Structure: septothecal

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Last updated on December 15, 1997-vab.