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Acropora parapharaonis

Veron, 2000

Colonies are large horizontal corymbose plates, usually with well defined margins. Branches are closely compact and have short branchlets which are vertical at the colony centre and prostrate at the colony margins. Branchlets have indistinct multiple axial corallites and incipient axial corallites. Radial corallites are appressed and compact, with rounded lips.

Colour: Grey-brown or pinkish-brown.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Acropora desalwii , Acropora pharaonis

Taxonomic note: Taxonomic note: This species has sometimes been called A. corymbosa. Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora parapharaonis.  Red Sea.  Large plate.  Mary Stafford-Smith.

Acropora parapharaonis.Red Sea.Large plate.Mary Stafford-Smith.

Acropora parapharaonis.  Red Sea.  Surface of colonies on upper reef slopes.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora parapharaonis.Red Sea.Surface of colonies on upper reef slopes.Charlie Veron.

Acropora parapharaonis.  Red Sea.  Surface of colonies on upper reef slopes.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora parapharaonis.Red Sea.Surface of colonies on upper reef slopes.Charlie Veron.

Acropora parapharaonis.  Red Sea.  Branchlet tips.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora parapharaonis.Red Sea.Branchlet tips.Charlie Veron.

Acropora parapharaonis.  Red Sea.  Undersurface showing complex architecture of a large colony.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora parapharaonis.Red Sea.Undersurface showing complex architecture of a large colony.Charlie Veron.

Acropora parapharaonis.  Red Sea.  Showing branching pattern.

Acropora parapharaonis.Red Sea.Showing branching pattern.

Acropora parapharaonis.  Red Sea.  Showing branches.

Acropora parapharaonis.Red Sea.Showing branches.

Acropora parapharaonis.  Red Sea.  Showing radial corallites.

Acropora parapharaonis.Red Sea.Showing radial corallites.