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Acropora maryae

Veron, 2000

Colonies are usually upright compact bushes, but may form thick plates. Branches are short and sub-branches are frequent. Axial and incipient axial corallites are large and dome-shaped, with thick walls. They may become long and tubular. Radial corallites are small and inconspicuous. All corallites are smooth and rounded. The coenosteum is smooth.

Colour: Usually uniform blue (which may photograph pink) or cream.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Acropora loripes , Acropora rosaria , Acropora squarrosa

Taxonomic note: Taxonomic note: This species has been generally known as Acropora granulosa in the Red Sea, following Scheer and Pillai (1983). Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora maryae.  null.  A compact colony among colonies of the pocilloporid Stylophora subseriata, which have branches of similar shape and dimensions.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora maryae.null.A compact colony among colonies of the pocilloporid Stylophora subseriata, which have branches of similar shape and dimensions.Charlie Veron.

Acropora maryae.  null.  Variation in branches of an upright colony.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora maryae.null.Variation in branches of an upright colony.Charlie Veron.

Acropora maryae.  null.  Variation in branches of an upright colony.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora maryae.null.Variation in branches of an upright colony.Charlie Veron.

Acropora maryae.  null.  Side of a plate-like colony.  Mary Stafford-Smith.

Acropora maryae.null.Side of a plate-like colony.Mary Stafford-Smith.

Acropora maryae.  null.  Variation in corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora maryae.null.Variation in corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Acropora maryae.  null.  Variation in corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora maryae.null.Variation in corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Acropora maryae.  Red Sea.  Showing whole colony.

Acropora maryae.Red Sea.Showing whole colony.

Acropora maryae.  Red Sea.  Showing branching pattern.

Acropora maryae.Red Sea.Showing branching pattern.

Acropora maryae.  Red Sea.  Showing axial corallite.

Acropora maryae.Red Sea.Showing axial corallite.

Acropora maryae.  Red Sea.  Showing branching pattern.

Acropora maryae.Red Sea.Showing branching pattern.