Name: Acropora nasuta
Functional Group: Hard coral
Default Short Code: AcrNas
Stats: Used in 4 sources and for 28 annotations
Characters: Colonies are irregularly corymbose with elongate tapering branchlets. Axial corallites are tubular. Radial corallites are usually in neat rows and are distinctively nariform in shape.
Colour: Cream or pale brown with blue branch tips (which may photograph pink), cream with brown corallites or greenish-brown with purple or blue corallites.
Similar Species: Acropora cerealis, which has interlocking branches and radial corallites with flaring lips. Acropora valida has appressed radial corallites. See also A. latistella and A. subulata, which have smaller branchlets and corallites.
Habitat: All Acropora assemblages but especially those of upper reef slopes.
Taxonomic References: Wallace (1978); Veron and Wallace (1984); Wallace (1999); Veron (2000a); Wallace, Done and Muir (2012);
Identification Guides: Veron (1986a); Nishihira and Veron (1995); Pillay, Terashima, Venkatasami et al. (2002); Fenner (2005); Turak and DeVantier (2011b);
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Create Date: Oct. 23, 2016, 12:49 p.m.
Created By: 4reefs