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Acropora gomezi

Veron, 2000

Colonies are arborescent with straight tapered branches forming thickets. Sub-branches form at obtuse angles. Axial corallites are prominent and tubular. Radial corallites are small and curved near branch tips, becoming tubular further down branches where they project perpendicularly and are only slightly curved. These become incipient axial corallites which have small pocket-shaped radial corallites around their bases. All corallites have thick walls with rounded openings.

Colour: Pale brown with white axial corallites.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species: Acropora parilis , Acropora pectinatus

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora gomezi.  Philippines.  A thicket showing characteristic branching pattern.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora gomezi.Philippines.A thicket showing characteristic branching pattern.Charlie Veron.

Acropora gomezi.  Indonesia.  Branch detail.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora gomezi.Indonesia.Branch detail.Charlie Veron.

Acropora gomezi.  Philippines.  Showing branch tip.

Acropora gomezi.Philippines.Showing branch tip.

Acropora gomezi.  Philippines.  Showing branches.

Acropora gomezi.Philippines.Showing branches.

Acropora gomezi.  Philippines.  Showing branch tip.

Acropora gomezi.Philippines.Showing branch tip.

Acropora gomezi.  Philippines.  Showing radial corallites.

Acropora gomezi.Philippines.Showing radial corallites.

Acropora gomezi.  Philippines.  Showing radial corallites.

Acropora gomezi.Philippines.Showing radial corallites.

Acropora gomezi.  Philippines.  Showing radial corallites.

Acropora gomezi.Philippines.Showing radial corallites.