Boulder Star Coral GALLERY

Montastraea annularis

There are several ways in which this coral species builds it's structures. It is believed that the coral's environment determines whether the colony grows in a 'lobed', 'mountainous', 'flat plate' or 'boulder' shape. Can you guess what 'style' each of these structures would be called?

ICUN
Status: ENDANGERED A2ace ver 3.1
Pop. trend: decreasing
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/133134/0

Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
Dying Colony
Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
Boulder Star Coral - Montastraea annularis
 

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