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Acropora teres

(Verrill, 1866)

Colonies are arborescent, composed of twisted branches which subdivide infrequently. They may form extensive compact stands. Axial corallites are small. Radial corallites are small and immersed, with circular outward facing openings. The coenosteum is coarse.

Colour: White.

Habitat: Shallow reef slopes and lagoons.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Acropora abrolhosensis , Acropora formosa

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Wells (1954).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora teres.  Philippines.  Compact stand in shallow water.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora teres.Philippines.Compact stand in shallow water.Charlie Veron.

Acropora teres.  Philippines.  Thicket of (teres, white) adjacent to (abrolhosensis, blue).  Charlie Veron.

Acropora teres.Philippines.Thicket of (teres, white) adjacent to (abrolhosensis, blue).Charlie Veron.

Acropora teres.  Philippines.  No text reqd.

Acropora teres.Philippines.No text reqd.

Acropora teres.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  No text reqd.

Acropora teres.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.No text reqd.