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Acropora desalwii

Wallace, 1994

Colonies are corymbose plates with crowded branchlets. Branchlets at the colony perimeter are mostly horizontal and distinct from those from the rest of the colony. Branchlets may have more than one axial corallite. Axial corallites and incipient axial corallites are long, tubular and upright, except towards plate margins where they are similar to radial corallites.

Colour: Pale brown, blue (which may photograph pink) or green, usually with distinct colouration of the colony margins.

Habitat: Shallow protected reefs.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Acropora parapharaonis , Acropora willisae

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora desalwii.  Papua New Guinea.  Side attached plates.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora desalwii.Papua New Guinea.Side attached plates.Charlie Veron.

Acropora desalwii.  Papua New Guinea.  Plate from above.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora desalwii.Papua New Guinea.Plate from above.Charlie Veron.

Acropora desalwii.  Papua New Guinea.  Detail of plate margins.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora desalwii.Papua New Guinea.Detail of plate margins.Charlie Veron.

Acropora desalwii.  Indonesia.  Detail of plate margins.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora desalwii.Indonesia.Detail of plate margins.Charlie Veron.

Acropora desalwii.  Philippines.  Detail of plate margins.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora desalwii.Philippines.Detail of plate margins.Charlie Veron.

Acropora desalwii.  Micronesia.  Showing plate formation.

Acropora desalwii.Micronesia.Showing plate formation.

Acropora desalwii.  Micronesia.  Showing branching pattern.

Acropora desalwii.Micronesia.Showing branching pattern.

Acropora desalwii.  Micronesia.  Showing branching pattern.

Acropora desalwii.Micronesia.Showing branching pattern.

Acropora desalwii.  Micronesia.  Showing branch tips.

Acropora desalwii.Micronesia.Showing branch tips.

Acropora desalwii.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing branch tips.

Acropora desalwii.Papua New Guinea.Showing branch tips.