Sunday, March 26, 2017

Monticules


Monticules, also called hydnophores, are conical bumps found on the surface of corals belonging to the genus Hydnophora (p. 16 of the Coral Finder).  The conical bumps look a bit like tiny lemon juicers, or they may fuse on branching forms to produce ridge-like structures (p. 5 of the Coral Finder).

Monticules(or hydnophores) are conical bumps found on the surface of corals of the genus Hydnophora.