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Acropora proximalis

Veron, 2000

Colonies branch irregularly forming compact thickets. Branches are fine (less than 3 mm diameter near tips) and mostly straight. They may be upright or prostrate. They may have no corallites on the undersurface. Axial corallites are small. Radial corallites are elongate and strongly appressed.

Colour: Grey or brown.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Common and may be a dominant species.

Similar species: Acropora insignis , Acropora parilis

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora proximalis.  Philippines.  Compact clump.  Doug Fenner.

Acropora proximalis.Philippines.Compact clump.Doug Fenner.

Acropora proximalis.  Philippines.  Surface of a large colony.  Doug Fenner.

Acropora proximalis.Philippines.Surface of a large colony.Doug Fenner.

Acropora proximalis.  Philippines.  Branches. Corallites are long and tubular.  Doug Fenner.

Acropora proximalis.Philippines.Branches. Corallites are long and tubular.Doug Fenner.

Acropora proximalis.  Philippines.  Branches. Corallites are long and tubular.  Doug Fenner.

Acropora proximalis.Philippines.Branches. Corallites are long and tubular.Doug Fenner.

Acropora proximalis.  Philippines.  A. proximalis (right) adjacent to A. insignis (left).  Doug Fenner.

Acropora proximalis.Philippines.A. proximalis (right) adjacent to A. insignis (left).Doug Fenner.

Acropora proximalis.  Philippines.  A. proximalis (left) adjacent to A. parilis (right).  Doug Fenner.

Acropora proximalis.Philippines.A. proximalis (left) adjacent to A. parilis (right).Doug Fenner.

Acropora proximalis.  Indonesia.  Showing branching pattern.

Acropora proximalis.Indonesia.Showing branching pattern.

Acropora proximalis.  Indonesia.  Showing radial corallites.

Acropora proximalis.Indonesia.Showing radial corallites.

Acropora proximalis.  Indonesia.  Showing axial corallite.

Acropora proximalis.Indonesia.Showing axial corallite.

Acropora proximalis.  Indonesia.  Showing radial corallites.

Acropora proximalis.Indonesia.Showing radial corallites.

Acropora proximalis.  Indonesia.  Showing whole colony.

Acropora proximalis.Indonesia.Showing whole colony.

Acropora proximalis.  Indonesia.  Showing branches.

Acropora proximalis.Indonesia.Showing branches.

Acropora proximalis.  Indonesia.  Showing branches.

Acropora proximalis.Indonesia.Showing branches.