Acropora globiceps coral
About the species
Acropora globiceps is a species of coral found in the oceanic central and western Pacific Ocean and central Indo-Pacific. Within the U.S., it is known to occur in Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and the Pacific Remote Island Areas. Colonies of Acropora globiceps have finger-like branches. The size and appearance of branches depend on degree of exposure to wave action but are always closely compacted. Acropora globiceps is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
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