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Anacropora reticulata

Veron and Wallace, 1984

Branches are widely spaced, up to 14 millimetres thick and tapered, with blunt tips. The coenosteum is composed of fine rows of fused spinules (visible underwater) forming a reticulate pattern. Corallites have a prominent lower lip and may be aligned in rows down branches.

Colour: Pale brown.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Anacropora spumosa

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 reticulata.  Papua New Guinea.  Irregular branching pattern.  Charlie Veron.

Anacropora reticulata.Papua New Guinea.Irregular branching pattern.Charlie Veron.

Anacropora reticulata.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing smooth rounded corallites and a coenosteum with a reticulate pattern.  Charlie Veron.

Anacropora reticulata.Papua New Guinea.Showing smooth rounded corallites and a coenosteum with a reticulate pattern.Charlie Veron.

Anacropora reticulata.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing branch tip.

Anacropora reticulata.Papua New Guinea.Showing branch tip.

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

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

Anacropora reticulata.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing branching pattern.

Anacropora reticulata.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing branching pattern.

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

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