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Acropora navini

Veron, 2000

Colonies are bushy or have thick bottlebrush-like branches. Branchlets and sub-branchlets are compact and of uniform shape. Axial and incipient axial corallites intergrade with radial corallites and are distinctively tubular, with truncated ends. Small radial corallites are pocket-shaped.

Colour: Grey-brown.

Habitat: Shallow reef slopes and fringing reefs.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Acropora elseyi , Acropora longicyathus

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora navini.  Papua New Guinea.  Branches have a heavy solid appearance.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora navini.Papua New Guinea.Branches have a heavy solid appearance.Charlie Veron.

Acropora navini.  Papua New Guinea.  Branch sides showing short thick corallites.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora navini.Papua New Guinea.Branch sides showing short thick corallites.Charlie Veron.

Acropora navini.  Papua New Guinea.  Branch sides showing short thick corallites.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora navini.Papua New Guinea.Branch sides showing short thick corallites.Charlie Veron.

Acropora navini.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Acropora navini.Philippines.Showing corallites.

Acropora navini.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing branches.

Acropora navini.Papua New Guinea.Showing branches.

Acropora navini.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing axial corallite.

Acropora navini.Papua New Guinea.Showing axial corallite.

Acropora navini.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing radial corallites.

Acropora navini.Papua New Guinea.Showing radial corallites.