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Acropora plana

Nemenzo, 1967

Colonies are thick tables formed of irregularly fused horizontal branches and irregular upright branchlets. Axial and incipient axial corallites are very prominent and tubular in shape. They sometimes have no radial corallites, or radial corallites on one side only. Radial corallites are appressed.

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

Habitat: Sheltered upper reef slopes.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Acropora bifurcata , Acropora cytherea , Acropora hyacinthus , Acropora rambleri

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Nemenzo (1967).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora plana.  null.  Side of a large plate.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora plana.null.Side of a large plate.Charlie Veron.

Acropora plana.  null.  Large plates.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora plana.null.Large plates.Charlie Veron.

Acropora plana.  Philippines.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora plana.Philippines.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Acropora plana.  Philippines.  Colony surface.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora plana.Philippines.Colony surface.Charlie Veron.

Acropora plana.  Indonesia.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora plana.Indonesia.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Acropora plana.  Philippines.  Showing branchlet tips.

Acropora plana.Philippines.Showing branchlet tips.

Acropora plana.  Philippines.  No text reqd.

Acropora plana.Philippines.No text reqd.

Acropora plana.  Philippines.  No text reqd.

Acropora plana.Philippines.No text reqd.