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Anacropora puertogalerae

Nemenzo, 1964

Branches are compact, less than 13 millimetres thick and tapering to a point. Corallites are widely spaced. Thin spines usually project below corallites.

Colour: Pale brown, sometimes with white branch tips.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Anacropora spinosa

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Anacropora puertogalerae.  Philippines.  Extensive thicket.  Charlie Veron.

Anacropora puertogalerae.Philippines.Extensive thicket.Charlie Veron.

Anacropora puertogalerae.  Papua New Guinea.  Tangle of branches.  Jim Maragos.

Anacropora puertogalerae.Papua New Guinea.Tangle of branches.Jim Maragos.

Anacropora puertogalerae.  Papua New Guinea.  Thicket of compact branches.  Jim Maragos.

Anacropora puertogalerae.Papua New Guinea.Thicket of compact branches.Jim Maragos.

Anacropora puertogalerae.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Branch detail.  Ed Lovell.

Anacropora puertogalerae.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Branch detail.Ed Lovell.

Anacropora puertogalerae.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Anacropora puertogalerae.Philippines.Showing corallites.

Anacropora puertogalerae.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing branch tips.

Anacropora puertogalerae.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing branch tips.

Anacropora puertogalerae.  Philippines.  Showing highly calcified branch.

Anacropora puertogalerae.Philippines.Showing highly calcified branch.

Anacropora puertogalerae.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing branches.

Anacropora puertogalerae.Papua New Guinea.Showing branches.

Anacropora puertogalerae.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing branches.

Anacropora puertogalerae.Papua New Guinea.Showing branches.

Anacropora puertogalerae.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing branch tip.

Anacropora puertogalerae.Papua New Guinea.Showing branch tip.