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Acropora vermiculata

Nemenzo, 1967

Colonies are corymbose clumps or cushions, with cushions occurring either singly or in groups. Main branches are short or absent. Branchlets are of uniform length and spacing. Axial corallites are short and tubular. Radial corallites are arranged in a neat rosette and are scale-like.

Colour: Always a uniform grey-brown.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes.

Abundance: Common, especially in the western Indian Ocean.

Similar species: Acropora hyacinthus , Acropora tenuis

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora vermiculata.  Tanzania.  Extensive stands of cushion-shaped branches.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora vermiculata.Tanzania.Extensive stands of cushion-shaped branches.Charlie Veron.

Acropora vermiculata.  Philippines.  Surface of a cushion.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora vermiculata.Philippines.Surface of a cushion.Charlie Veron.

Acropora vermiculata.  Tanzania.  Regular formation of branchlets.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora vermiculata.Tanzania.Regular formation of branchlets.Charlie Veron.

Acropora vermiculata.  Tanzania.  Showing corallites.

Acropora vermiculata.Tanzania.Showing corallites.

Acropora vermiculata.  Philippines.  No text reqd.

Acropora vermiculata.Philippines.No text reqd.

Acropora vermiculata.  Philippines.  No text reqd.

Acropora vermiculata.Philippines.No text reqd.