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Family Acroporidae


Acropora intermedia

Nu'u'uli, Tutuila, American Samoa, 6 feet


Faga'alu, Tutuila, American Samoa, 10 feet


Common shallow reef slopes and lagoons where it forms large bushes.  Pointed vertical branches  with tubular radial corallites of various size and shape with rasp-like openings.  Cream, brown, green, yellowish, or blue-gray with pale branch tips.  Formerly known as Acropora nobilis.  Indo-Pacific excluding Hawaii.

All coral skeletons illustrated are from scientific collections taken prior to 1998.