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Anacropora forbesi

Ridley, 1884

Branches are evenly spaced, less than 10 millimetres thick and tapered, with blunt tips. Corallites have slightly prominent lower lips, or the coenosteum is smooth.

Colour: Pale brown with white branch tips.

Habitat: Shallow, usually turbid reef environments and deep water soft substrates. Sometimes also found on exposed upper reef slopes.

Abundance: Uncommon, but more abundant than other Anacropora.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Veron and Wallace (1984), Veron and Hodgson (1989). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Anacropora forbesi.  Philippines.  Part of an extensive stand.  Charlie Veron.

Anacropora forbesi.Philippines.Part of an extensive stand.Charlie Veron.

Anacropora forbesi.  Papua New Guinea.  Compact thicket.  Charlie Veron.

Anacropora forbesi.Papua New Guinea.Compact thicket.Charlie Veron.

Anacropora forbesi.  Scott Reef, western Australia.  Branches.  Charlie Veron.

Anacropora forbesi.Scott Reef, western Australia.Branches.Charlie Veron.

Anacropora forbesi.  Papua New Guinea.  Branches.  Charlie Veron.

Anacropora forbesi.Papua New Guinea.Branches.Charlie Veron.

Anacropora forbesi.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Branch detail.  Charlie Veron.

Anacropora forbesi.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Branch detail.Charlie Veron.

Anacropora forbesi.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing branch tip.

Anacropora forbesi.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing branch tip.

Anacropora forbesi.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Anacropora forbesi.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.

Anacropora forbesi.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing branch tip.

Anacropora forbesi.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing branch tip.

Anacropora forbesi.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallite detail.

Anacropora forbesi.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallite detail.

Anacropora forbesi.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing characteristic branching pattern.

Anacropora forbesi.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing characteristic branching pattern.