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Branching Coral

Acropora millepora

Description:

Colonies of A. millepora appear flat-topped to tubular, with short branches. Corallites are all the same size and have prominent lower lips, giving a scale-like appearance to the branches. This species is commonly green with orange tips; also bright salmon-pink, bright orange, or pale green, blue or pink.

Habitat:

Restricted to shallow water, usually reef flats, but also lagoons and upper reef slopes (Veron, 1986), at depths of 2 to 12m.

Notes:

When I see it, it's usually in shallow water, but it's not often that I spot it because of its relatively diminutive size. Also, I think it's not a very aggressive coral in terms of forming colonies compared to other Acropora species.

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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Lat: 6.99, Long: 125.72

Spotted on Jul 8, 2012
Submitted on Jul 8, 2012

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