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Acropora awi

Wallace and Wolstenholme, 1998

Colonies consist of bottlebrush branches which may form a loose thicket but which are usually long and distinct. Branchlets and sub-branchlets are compact and of uniform shape. Axial corallites intergrade with radial corallites and are long and tubular. Small radial corallites are pocket-shaped.

Colour: Grey-brown.

Habitat: Shallow reef slopes and fringing reefs.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Acropora echinata , Acropora navini

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wallace and Wolstenholme (1998), Wallace (1999).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora awi.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  A large stand.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora awi.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.A large stand.Charlie Veron.

Acropora awi.  Papua New Guinea.  Colony with primarily upright branches.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora awi.Papua New Guinea.Colony with primarily upright branches.Charlie Veron.

Acropora awi.  Papua New Guinea.  Colony with primarily prostrate branches.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora awi.Papua New Guinea.Colony with primarily prostrate branches.Charlie Veron.

Acropora awi.  Indonesia.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora awi.Indonesia.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Acropora awi.  Micronesia.  Showing branching pattern.

Acropora awi.Micronesia.Showing branching pattern.

Acropora awi.  Micronesia.  Showing branches.

Acropora awi.Micronesia.Showing branches.

Acropora awi.  Micronesia.  Showing branch end.

Acropora awi.Micronesia.Showing branch end.

Acropora awi.  Indonesia.  Showing branches.

Acropora awi.Indonesia.Showing branches.

Acropora awi.  Indonesia.  Showing radial corallites.

Acropora awi.Indonesia.Showing radial corallites.