Acropora retusa coral
About the Species
Acropora retusa is a species of coral found in U.S. waters in Guam, American Samoa, and the Pacific Remote Island Areas. Colonies of Acropora retusa are flat plates with short, thick finger-like branches. Branches look rough and spiky because radial corallites are variable in length. Colonies are typically brown or green in color. Acropora retusa is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
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- Throughout Its Range