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Acropora lokani

Wallace, 1994

Colonies are composed of robust horizontal main branches which usually diverge. Short upright branchlets diverge from main branches. Axial corallites and incipient axial corallites radiate from branchlets and are tubular in shape and large. Radial corallites are small and pocket shaped.

Colour: Cream, brown or blue (which may photograph pink).

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Sometimes common.

Similar species: Acropora caroliniana , Acropora granulosa

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wallace (1994, 1999).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora lokani.  Papua New Guinea.  Typical appearance of small plates.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora lokani.Papua New Guinea.Typical appearance of small plates.Charlie Veron.

Acropora lokani.  Papua New Guinea.  Branchlets have long radial corallites.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora lokani.Papua New Guinea.Branchlets have long radial corallites.Charlie Veron.

Acropora lokani.  Papua New Guinea.  Detail of branchlet.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora lokani.Papua New Guinea.Detail of branchlet.Charlie Veron.

Acropora lokani.  Philippines.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora lokani.Philippines.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Acropora lokani.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing corallites.

Acropora lokani.Papua New Guinea.Showing corallites.

Acropora lokani.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing corallites.

Acropora lokani.Papua New Guinea.Showing corallites.

Acropora lokani.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing corallites.

Acropora lokani.Papua New Guinea.Showing corallites.

Acropora lokani.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing corallites.

Acropora lokani.Papua New Guinea.Showing corallites.