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Acropora bushyensis

Veron and Wallace, 1984

Colonies are digitate, with only slightly tapering branches. Axial corallites are approximately twice the size of radial corallites. Radial corallites are short, tubular and outward facing, with distinctive wide openings.

Colour: Pale brown or cream, occasionally with blue branch tips.

Habitat: Reef lagoons.

Abundance: Usually rare.

Similar species: Acropora arabensis

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Veron and Wallace (1984), Wallace (1999). Additional identification guide: Veron (1986).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora bushyensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Typical colony shape.  Ed Lovell.

Acropora bushyensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Typical colony shape.Ed Lovell.

Acropora bushyensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing branch tips.

Acropora bushyensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing branch tips.

Acropora bushyensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing branching pattern.

Acropora bushyensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing branching pattern.

Acropora bushyensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing skeletal detail.

Acropora bushyensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing skeletal detail.

Acropora bushyensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing branching pattern.

Acropora bushyensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing branching pattern.

Acropora bushyensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing branch tip.

Acropora bushyensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing branch tip.

Acropora bushyensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing branching pattern.

Acropora bushyensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing branching pattern.

Acropora bushyensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing radial corallites.

Acropora bushyensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing radial corallites.