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Acropora pichoni

Wallace, 1999

Colonies may be up to one metre across and consist of wide flat horizontal branches. These may be very broad and laterally fused to form a perforated plate. Radial corallites are scattered over the upper surface and are mostly absent from the undersurface.

Colour: Tan, usually with pale branch ends.

Habitat: Protected reef slopes below 30 metres.

Abundance: May be locally common.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Wallace (1999).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora pichoni.  Micronesia.  Thin horizontal plates of fused flat branches.  Pat Colin.

Acropora pichoni.Micronesia.Thin horizontal plates of fused flat branches.Pat Colin.

Acropora pichoni.  Papua New Guinea.  Small colony.  Jim Maragos.

Acropora pichoni.Papua New Guinea.Small colony.Jim Maragos.

Acropora pichoni.  Micronesia.  Surface detail of branches.  Jim Maragos.

Acropora pichoni.Micronesia.Surface detail of branches.Jim Maragos.

Acropora pichoni.  Micronesia.  Tiers of plates.  Jim Maragos.

Acropora pichoni.Micronesia.Tiers of plates.Jim Maragos.

Acropora pichoni.  Micronesia.  Showing axial corallite.

Acropora pichoni.Micronesia.Showing axial corallite.

Acropora pichoni.  Indonesia.  Showing characteristic branching pattern.

Acropora pichoni.Indonesia.Showing characteristic branching pattern.

Acropora pichoni.  Indonesia.  Showing branch end.

Acropora pichoni.Indonesia.Showing branch end.

Acropora pichoni.  Indonesia.  Showing branch end.

Acropora pichoni.Indonesia.Showing branch end.

Acropora pichoni.  Micronesia.  Showing corallites.

Acropora pichoni.Micronesia.Showing corallites.