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Acropora caroliniana

Nemenzo, 1976

Colonies are thick horizontal plates composed of prostrate branches and short branchlets. Branchlets have large, usually tapering, axial and incipient axial corallites curving upwards or pointing in different directions. Radial corallites are small and pocket-like.

Colour: Whitish-brown or pale blue.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Acropora lokani

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Veron and Wallace (1984), Veron and Hodgson (1989), Wallace (1999). Additional identification guide: Veron (1986).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora caroliniana.  Philippines.  Side-attached table in shallow water.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora caroliniana. Philippines. Side-attached table in shallow water. Charlie Veron.

Acropora caroliniana.  Coral Sea.  Small open branched colony.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora caroliniana. Coral Sea. Small open branched colony. Charlie Veron.

Acropora caroliniana.  Philippines.  Radiating branches with upturned axial corallites.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora caroliniana. Philippines. Radiating branches with upturned axial corallites. Charlie Veron.

Acropora caroliniana.  Papua New Guinea.  Corallites on a colony sheltered from strong wave action.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora caroliniana. Papua New Guinea. Corallites on a colony sheltered from strong wave action. Charlie Veron.

Acropora caroliniana.  Philippines.  Corallites of a colony exposed to strong wave action.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora caroliniana. Philippines. Corallites of a colony exposed to strong wave action. Charlie Veron.

Acropora caroliniana.  Philippines.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora caroliniana. Philippines. Corallite detail. Charlie Veron.

Acropora caroliniana.  Indonesia.  Corallite detail.  Roger Steene.

Acropora caroliniana. Indonesia. Corallite detail. Roger Steene.

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

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

Acropora caroliniana.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallite detail.

Acropora caroliniana. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Showing corallite detail.

Acropora caroliniana.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing plate formation.

Acropora caroliniana. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Showing plate formation.

Acropora caroliniana.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing plate formation.

Acropora caroliniana. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Showing plate formation.

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

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

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

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