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Acropora turaki

Wallace, 1994

Colonies are subarborescent with bottlebrush branches where upright main branches form clumps. Axial, incipient axial and radial corallites all intergrade. Axial corallites are long and tubular while the smallest radial corallites are pocket-like. All corallites have thick walls with round openings.

Colour: Uniform pale to dark brown.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Acropora echinata , Acropora longicyathus

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora turaki.  Papua New Guinea.  Forming a compact clump.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora turaki. Papua New Guinea. Forming a compact clump. Charlie Veron.

Acropora turaki.  Philippines.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora turaki. Philippines. Corallite detail. Charlie Veron.

Acropora turaki.  Micronesia.  Showing branch end.

Acropora turaki. Micronesia. Showing branch end.

Acropora turaki.  Micronesia.  Showing radial corallites.

Acropora turaki. Micronesia. Showing radial corallites.

Acropora turaki.  Micronesia.  Showing corallites.

Acropora turaki. Micronesia. Showing corallites.

Acropora turaki.  Micronesia.  Showing corallites.

Acropora turaki. Micronesia. Showing corallites.

Acropora turaki.  Indonesia.  Showing branch tip.

Acropora turaki. Indonesia. Showing branch tip.