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12. Montastrea salebrosa

About

Montastrea salebrosa is rare across its range due to a relatively shallow depth limit of 20m.

There is no species-specific information on M.salebrosa but similar to many EDGE coral species, it has suffered from extensive habitat reduction due to a combination of threats.

In general, the major threat to corals is global climate change, in particular, temperature extremes leading to bleaching and increased susceptibility to disease, increased severity of storms, and ocean acidification.

Localized threats include destructive fisheries, coastal development and sedimentation.

  • Order: Scleractinia
  • Family: Faviidae
  • Trend: decreasing
  • Depth Range (m): 2 - 20

EDGE Score

EDGE Score: 4.31 (?)
ED Score: 17.55 (?)
GE / IUCN Red List (?)
Not Evaluated Data Deficient Least Concern Near Threatened Vulnerable Endangered Critically Endangered Extinct in the Wild Extinct

Distribution

This species is found across the shallow tropical waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans, from Japan and the east China Sea to eastern Australia and Fiji.

Habitat and Ecology

M.salebrosa is found within tropical reef environments and seems to be most abundant on shallow reef flats and mid-depth slopes. It is an important reef-building species, creating habitat for reef associated species.

The species within M.salebrosa’s genus are common and extremely important reef-building corals in the western Atlantic. They form massive colonies that are usually rounded or lobed in shallow water and flattened or plate-like on deep reefs.

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This wordcloud illustrates the threats facing this species. The size of each word indicates the extent of a species range that is affected by that threat (larger size means a greater area is affected). The colour of the word indicates how much that threat impacts the species (darker shades of red mean the threat is more severe).

Urban development Industrial development Tourism Extreme temperatures Extreme weather Shipping Fishing Recreation Invasive species Native species Wastewater Industry Agriculture Air pollution

Threat wordcloud key:

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Source: The IUCN List of Threatened Species. Version 2017.1.
Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org