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Acropora ocellata

(Klunzinger, 1879)

Colonies are digitate. Branches are thick, tapering to a small axial corallite. Small branchlets or incipient axial corallites usually occur at the base of main branches. Radial corallites are of two sizes, the smaller are immersed, the larger are round and irregular.

Colour: Pale brown with white branch tips.

Habitat: Outer reef slopes.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Acropora arabensis , Acropora chesterfieldensis , Acropora gemmifera , Acropora humilis , Acropora monticulosa

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Vaughan (1918), Veron (1990b).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora ocellata.  Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia.  Colony surface.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora ocellata.Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia.Colony surface.Charlie Veron.

Acropora ocellata.  Madagascar.  Branches usually radiate from a central point.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora ocellata.Madagascar.Branches usually radiate from a central point.Charlie Veron.

Acropora ocellata.  Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia.  Colony surface.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora ocellata.Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia.Colony surface.Charlie Veron.

Acropora ocellata.  Madagascar.  Branch detail.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora ocellata.Madagascar.Branch detail.Charlie Veron.

Acropora ocellata.  Red Sea.  Branch detail.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora ocellata.Red Sea.Branch detail.Charlie Veron.

Acropora ocellata.  Red Sea.  Showing branch end.

Acropora ocellata.Red Sea.Showing branch end.

Acropora ocellata.  Red Sea.  No text reqd.

Acropora ocellata.Red Sea.No text reqd.

Acropora ocellata.  Red Sea.  No text reqd.

Acropora ocellata.Red Sea.No text reqd.

Acropora ocellata.  Red Sea.  No text reqd.

Acropora ocellata.Red Sea.No text reqd.