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Pocillopora kelleheri

Veron, 2000

Colonies form wide plates with prostrate branches that are usually evenly spaced. Colonies are usually attached on one side and do not form clumps. Verrucae are uniform in size and are not crowded.

Colour: Light brown, rarely purple or green.

Habitat: Shallow exposed reef environments.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species: Pocillopora eydouxi , Pocillopora verrucosa , Pocillopora woodjonesi

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Pocillopora kelleheri.  Papua New Guinea.  Colonies on a shallow reef edge.  Charlie Veron.

Pocillopora kelleheri.Papua New Guinea.Colonies on a shallow reef edge.Charlie Veron.

Pocillopora kelleheri.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Colony surface.  Charlie Veron.

Pocillopora kelleheri.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Colony surface.Charlie Veron.

Pocillopora kelleheri.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Colonies on a shallow reef edge.  Charlie Veron.

Pocillopora kelleheri.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Colonies on a shallow reef edge.Charlie Veron.

Pocillopora kelleheri.  French Polynesia.  Showing whole colony.

Pocillopora kelleheri.French Polynesia.Showing whole colony.

Pocillopora kelleheri.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing branch end.

Pocillopora kelleheri.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing branch end.

Pocillopora kelleheri.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing branches.

Pocillopora kelleheri.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing branches.

Pocillopora kelleheri.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing verrucae.

Pocillopora kelleheri.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing verrucae.