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Acropora loisetteae

Wallace, 1994

Colonies are arborescent with thin straight cylindrical branches. May form extensive stands. Axial corallites are prominent and tubular. Radial corallites are of one size and are short and scale-like.

Colour: Blue (which may photograph purple) or pink.

Habitat: Protected lagoons.

Abundance: Usually uncommon but may be a dominant species.

Similar species: Acropora abrolhosensis , Acropora parilis , Acropora pulchra

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wallace (1994, 1999).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora loisetteae.  Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia.  Thickets of straight branches.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora loisetteae.Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia.Thickets of straight branches.Charlie Veron.

Acropora loisetteae.  Indonesia.  Curved delicate branches.  Doug Fenner.

Acropora loisetteae.Indonesia.Curved delicate branches.Doug Fenner.

Acropora loisetteae.  Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia.  Surface detail of branches.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora loisetteae.Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia.Surface detail of branches.Charlie Veron.

Acropora loisetteae.  Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia.  Surface detail of branches.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora loisetteae.Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia.Surface detail of branches.Charlie Veron.

Acropora loisetteae.  Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia.  Showing branch tip.

Acropora loisetteae.Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia.Showing branch tip.

Acropora loisetteae.  Scott Reef, western Australia.  Showing branches.

Acropora loisetteae.Scott Reef, western Australia.Showing branches.

Acropora loisetteae.  Scott Reef, western Australia.  Showing branch tip.

Acropora loisetteae.Scott Reef, western Australia.Showing branch tip.

Acropora loisetteae.  Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia.  Showing radial corallites.

Acropora loisetteae.Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia.Showing radial corallites.