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Acropora copiosa

Nemenzo, 1967

Colonies are clumps of prostrate or upright branches. They have irregular branching patterns with frequent sub-branches. Axial corallites are small. Radial corallites are crowded, tubular, appressed, and are irregular in size and shape.

Colour: Brown and pinkish brown.

Habitat: Shallow protected reef environments, especially lagoons.

Abundance: Uncommon in Japan, rare elsewhere.

Similar species: Acropora formosa , Acropora microphthalma

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Nemenzo (1967).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora copiosa.  Indonesia.  Open branched colony.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora copiosa.Indonesia.Open branched colony.Charlie Veron.

Acropora copiosa.  Indonesia.  Colony composed of a compact sturdy branches.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora copiosa.Indonesia.Colony composed of a compact sturdy branches.Charlie Veron.

Acropora copiosa.  Indonesia.  Branch detail.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora copiosa.Indonesia.Branch detail.Charlie Veron.

Acropora copiosa.  Madagascar.  Branch detail.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora copiosa.Madagascar.Branch detail.Charlie Veron.

Acropora copiosa.  Indonesia.  Showing branch tip.

Acropora copiosa.Indonesia.Showing branch tip.

Acropora copiosa.  Philippines.  Showing branches.

Acropora copiosa.Philippines.Showing branches.

Acropora copiosa.  Philippines.  Showing branches.

Acropora copiosa.Philippines.Showing branches.

Acropora copiosa.  Philippines.  No text reqd.

Acropora copiosa.Philippines.No text reqd.