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Family Acroporidae

INDO-PACIFIC

Astreopora gracilis

Wakatobi, Indonesia, 15 feet

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CONFUSED ASTREOPORA

 Locally common in murky water where it forms rounded heads.  Large corallites of variable height, shape, and orientation crowded together and surrounded by coarse papillae.  Color variable.  Red Sea, Indonesia to Japan and Fiji.