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Acropora schmitti

Wells, 1950

Colonies are clumps of irregular branches. Axial corallites intergrade in size with radial corallites. Radial corallites are large, crowded and barrel-shaped.

Colour: Pale brown or yellow.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes and lagoons.

Abundance: May be locally common, otherwise rare.

Similar species: Acropora brueggemanni , Acropora chesterfieldensis , Acropora scherzeriana

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wells (1950), Veron (1990b).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora schmitti.  French Polynesia.  Short irregular branches and crowded barrel-shaped corallites.  Len Zell.

Acropora schmitti.French Polynesia.Short irregular branches and crowded barrel-shaped corallites.Len Zell.

Acropora schmitti.  Cook Islands, south-western Pacific.  Large colony.  Gustav Paulay.

Acropora schmitti.Cook Islands, south-western Pacific.Large colony.Gustav Paulay.

Acropora schmitti.  French Polynesia.  Corallite detail.  Len Zell.

Acropora schmitti.French Polynesia.Corallite detail.Len Zell.

Acropora schmitti.  French Polynesia.  Corallite detail.  Len Zell.

Acropora schmitti.French Polynesia.Corallite detail.Len Zell.

Acropora schmitti.  Marshall Islands, equatorial western Pacific.  Showing branch end.

Acropora schmitti.Marshall Islands, equatorial western Pacific.Showing branch end.

Acropora schmitti.  Marshall Islands, equatorial western Pacific.  No text reqd.

Acropora schmitti.Marshall Islands, equatorial western Pacific.No text reqd.

Acropora schmitti.  Marshall Islands, equatorial western Pacific.  No text reqd.

Acropora schmitti.Marshall Islands, equatorial western Pacific.No text reqd.