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Acropora convexa

(Dana, 1846)

Colonies are corymbose cushions, with thin elongate uniform branches. Axial corallites are tubular in shape. Radial corallites are all the same size. They have prominent lower lips giving a scale-like appearance.

Colour: Dull creamy-brown, sometimes with yellowish axial corallites.

Habitat: Turbid reef slopes and lagoons.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Acropora millepora , Acropora pulchra , Acropora subulata

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Dana’s original description/specimens.

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora convexa.  Indonesia.  Curved, evenly spaced branchlets.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora convexa.Indonesia.Curved, evenly spaced branchlets.Charlie Veron.

Acropora convexa.  Indonesia.  Compacted branchlets in shallow water.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora convexa.Indonesia.Compacted branchlets in shallow water.Charlie Veron.

Acropora convexa.  Indonesia.  Branchlets viewed from above.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora convexa.Indonesia.Branchlets viewed from above.Charlie Veron.

Acropora convexa.  Indonesia.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora convexa.Indonesia.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Acropora convexa.  Indonesia.  Showing branch tip.

Acropora convexa.Indonesia.Showing branch tip.

Acropora convexa.  Philippines.  No text reqd.

Acropora convexa.Philippines.No text reqd.

Acropora convexa.  Philippines.  No text reqd.

Acropora convexa.Philippines.No text reqd.