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Family Acroporidae


Acropora digitifera

Rainmaker Point, Tutuila, American Samoa, 15 feet


Tafananai, Tutuila, American Samoa, 5 feet


Fairly common on shallow reefs exposed to moderate wave action.  Circular colonies of short vertical branches with small axial corallites and tubular radial corallites of uniform size.  Light brown, cream, or blue with pink branch tips.  Acropora samoensis has curved irregular branches.  Indo-Pacific excluding Hawaii.