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Acropora torresiana

Veron, 2000

Colonies are digitate. Branches are of uniform thickness and straight or slightly curved. Sub-branches are only formed near the base of main branches. Axial corallites are well defined. Radial corallites are short and tubular, of uniform size and are neatly arranged in rows down the sides of branches.

Colour: Pale brown with white corallite openings.

Habitat: Exposed upper reef slopes and flats.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Acropora humilis

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron and Wallace (1984, as Acropora sp. 1), Veron (2002).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora torresiana.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Branch pattern and neat arrangement of radial corallites.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora torresiana.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Branch pattern and neat arrangement of radial corallites.Charlie Veron.

Acropora torresiana.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing branch tip.

Acropora torresiana.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing branch tip.

Acropora torresiana.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing axial corallite.

Acropora torresiana.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing axial corallite.

Acropora torresiana.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing branching pattern.

Acropora torresiana.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing branching pattern.

Acropora torresiana.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing branch end.

Acropora torresiana.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing branch end.

Acropora torresiana.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Acropora torresiana.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.

Acropora torresiana.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing branches.

Acropora torresiana.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing branches.