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Acropora tizardi

(Brook, 1892)

Colonies are caespitose, composed of thin branches which interlock in three dimensions. Axial corallites are tubular. Radial corallites vary in shape along branches, but are primarily tubular with nariform openings.

Colour: Pale brown or cream.

Habitat: Reef slopes.

Abundance: Sometimes common in Vietnam.

Similar species: Acropora cerealis

Taxonomic note: Taxonomic note: Acropora tizardi was incorrectly considered a lightly calcified form of A. cerealis by Veron and Wallace (1984). Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Brook?s original description/specimens, Wells (1954).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora tizardi.  Indonesia.  Irregular clumps of interlocking branches.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora tizardi.Indonesia.Irregular clumps of interlocking branches.Charlie Veron.

Acropora tizardi.  Vietnam.  Colony surface.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora tizardi.Vietnam.Colony surface.Charlie Veron.

Acropora tizardi.  Indonesia.  Showing branching pattern.

Acropora tizardi.Indonesia.Showing branching pattern.

Acropora tizardi.  Indonesia.  Showing radial corallites.

Acropora tizardi.Indonesia.Showing radial corallites.

Acropora tizardi.  Indonesia.  Showing branch tips.

Acropora tizardi.Indonesia.Showing branch tips.