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Family Acroporidae


Acropora subulata

Sokodo Port, Hachi-jo Island, Japan, 20 feet

Faga'alu, Tutuila, American Samoa, 25 feet


Common on shallow protected reefs.  Forms large round tables or clumps of fine vertical branches, axial corallites relatively short and rounded, radial corallites short and triangular.  Color variable.   Central Indian Ocean to Japan and the Central Pacific.