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Acropora papillare

Latypov, 1992

Colonies are clumps of irregularly curved branches on thick encrusting bases. Axial corallites are small and thick walled. Radial corallites are of one size and have prominent lower lips giving a scale-like appearance.

Colour: Brown or blue.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments exposed to wave action.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Acropora abrotanoides , Acropora aspera

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora papillare.  Indonesia.  Colony exposed to low tide.  Hans Ditlev.

Acropora papillare.Indonesia.Colony exposed to low tide.Hans Ditlev.

Acropora papillare.  Indonesia.  Showing branch end.

Acropora papillare.Indonesia.Showing branch end.

Acropora papillare.  Indonesia.  Showing branches.

Acropora papillare.Indonesia.Showing branches.

Acropora papillare.  Indonesia.  Showing radial corallites.

Acropora papillare.Indonesia.Showing radial corallites.

Acropora papillare.  Palau.  Showing branches.

Acropora papillare.Palau.Showing branches.

Acropora papillare.  Palau.  Showing branches.

Acropora papillare.Palau.Showing branches.