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Acropora plantaginea

(Lamarck, 1816)

Colonies are small and caespitose or corymbose, forming compact bushes. Axial corallites are dome-shaped and short but conspicuous. Radial corallites are thick walled, short and mostly appressed but sometimes becoming elongate tubes on the sides of branches.

Colour: Yellow-brown, blue and pink.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Acropora secale

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Lamarck’s original description/specimens.

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora plantaginea.  Madagascar.  Compact colony exposed to strong wave action.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora plantaginea.Madagascar.Compact colony exposed to strong wave action.Charlie Veron.

Acropora plantaginea.  Red Sea.  Colony surface, showing interlocking (caespitose) branches.  Mary Stafford-Smith.

Acropora plantaginea.Red Sea.Colony surface, showing interlocking (caespitose) branches.Mary Stafford-Smith.

Acropora plantaginea.  Red Sea.  Variation in structure and colour.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora plantaginea.Red Sea.Variation in structure and colour.Charlie Veron.

Acropora plantaginea.  Red Sea.  Variation in structure and colour.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora plantaginea.Red Sea.Variation in structure and colour.Charlie Veron.

Acropora plantaginea.  Red Sea.  Variation in structure and colour.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora plantaginea.Red Sea.Variation in structure and colour.Charlie Veron.

Acropora plantaginea.  "Indian Ocean".  No text reqd.

Acropora plantaginea."Indian Ocean".No text reqd.

Acropora plantaginea.  "Indian Ocean".  No text reqd.

Acropora plantaginea."Indian Ocean".No text reqd.

Acropora plantaginea.  "Indian Ocean".  No text reqd.

Acropora plantaginea."Indian Ocean".No text reqd.