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Acropora multiacuta

Nemenzo, 1967

Colonies are thickets or small clumps with branches consisting primarily of extremely long tapered axial corallites. Incipient axial corallites forming branchlets occur at the base of the main axial corallites.

Colour: Usually off-white or cream.

Habitat: Wave washed lagoon margins.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Acropora fastigata , Acropora suharsonoi

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 multiacuta.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Common colony appearance in shallow water.  Jim Maragos.

Acropora multiacuta. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Common colony appearance in shallow water. Jim Maragos.

Acropora multiacuta.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Exposed at low tide.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora multiacuta. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Exposed at low tide. Charlie Veron.

Acropora multiacuta.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora multiacuta. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Corallite detail. Charlie Veron.

Acropora multiacuta.  Papua New Guinea.  Larger colonies are less distinctive.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora multiacuta. Papua New Guinea. Larger colonies are less distinctive. Charlie Veron.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Acropora multiacuta.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing characteristic branching pattern.

Acropora multiacuta. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Showing characteristic branching pattern.