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Acropora walindii

Wallace, 1999

Colonies may be up to one metre across and consist of prostrate or irregular branches. Larger colonies have distinct orders of branches and sub-branches. Branches do not fuse. Axial corallites are distinct on all orders of sub-branches. Radial corallites are scattered over the whole branch surface and are appressed and tubular.

Colour: Tan, usually with pale branch ends.

Habitat: Protected reef slopes.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Acropora pichoni , Acropora tenella

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora walindii.  Philippines.  Large irregular colony.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora walindii.Philippines.Large irregular colony.Charlie Veron.

Acropora walindii.  Micronesia.  Flattened branches in deep water.  Pat Colin.

Acropora walindii.Micronesia.Flattened branches in deep water.Pat Colin.

Acropora walindii.  Micronesia.  Branch detail.  Pat Colin.

Acropora walindii.Micronesia.Branch detail.Pat Colin.

Acropora walindii.  Micronesia.  Showing branch end.

Acropora walindii.Micronesia.Showing branch end.

Acropora walindii.  Micronesia.  Showing corallites.

Acropora walindii.Micronesia.Showing corallites.

Acropora walindii.  Micronesia.  Showing branching pattern.

Acropora walindii.Micronesia.Showing branching pattern.