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Anacropora spumosa

Veron, Turak and DeVantier, 2000

Branches are widely spaced, up to 16 millimetres thick and tapered, with blunt tips. The coenosteum is very coarse (visible underwater) and uniform, without forming a pattern. Corallites have a slightly protuberant lower lip and are irregularly arranged.

Colour: Pale brown with pale branch tips.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Anacropora reticulata

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Anacropora spumosa.  Red Sea.  Sturdy branches with rough surface texture.  Lyndon Devantier.

Anacropora spumosa.Red Sea.Sturdy branches with rough surface texture.Lyndon Devantier.

Anacropora spumosa.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Anacropora spumosa.Red Sea.Showing corallites.

Anacropora spumosa.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Anacropora spumosa.Red Sea.Showing corallites.

Anacropora spumosa.  Red Sea.  Showing branching pattern.

Anacropora spumosa.Red Sea.Showing branching pattern.

Anacropora spumosa.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Anacropora spumosa.Red Sea.Showing corallites.

Anacropora spumosa.  Red Sea.  Showing skeletal detail.

Anacropora spumosa.Red Sea.Showing skeletal detail.