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Family Acroporidae


Acropora tenuis

Leone, Tutuila, American Samoa, 25 feet


Amalau, Tutuila, American Samoa, 15 feet




Common on shallow reefs in clear water.  Domed plates or clumps with neat delicate branches, long tubular axial corallites, radial corallites with flaring openings in rosettes.  Color variable often with purple tips.  Acropora selago has scale-like radial corallites not forming rosettes.  Indo-Pacific.