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Acropora minuta

Veron, 2000

Colonies are encrusting and are devoid of any tendency to form branches. All corallites are rasp-like and are very small (averaging 1 mm diameter).

Colour: Bright green, sometimes brown.

Habitat: Reef flats exposed to strong wave action or currents.

Abundance: Common but inconspicuous.

Similar species: Acropora crateriformis , Acropora palmerae

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora minuta.  Indonesia.  Encrusting colony.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora minuta.Indonesia.Encrusting colony.Charlie Veron.

Acropora minuta.  null.  Colony surface.  null.

Acropora minuta.null.Colony surface.null.

Acropora minuta.  null.  Showing rasp-like structure of tiny corallites.  null.

Acropora minuta.null.Showing rasp-like structure of tiny corallites.null.

Acropora minuta.  Philippines.  Showing colony surface.

Acropora minuta.Philippines.Showing colony surface.

Acropora minuta.  Indonesia.  Showing colony surface.

Acropora minuta.Indonesia.Showing colony surface.

Acropora minuta.  Indonesia.  Showing corallites.

Acropora minuta.Indonesia.Showing corallites.