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Acropora yongei

Veron and Wallace, 1984

Colonies consist of dense thickets of short cylindrical branches. They are frequently over 2 metres across and may form extensive single species stands. Axial corallites are exsert and tubular. Radial corallites are uniform in size and tubular, with flaring lower lips.

Colour: Uniform cream, yellow or pale brown.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments and rocky foreshores.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Acropora haimei , Acropora striata , Acropora tumida

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Veron and Wallace (1984), Wallace (1999). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora yongei.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  An extensive stand intermixed with A. horrida (purple) and large branches of A. grandis.  Ed Lovell.

Acropora yongei. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. An extensive stand intermixed with A. horrida (purple) and large branches of A. grandis. Ed Lovell.

Acropora yongei.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Straight branches and exsert radial corallites.  Mary Stafford-Smith.

Acropora yongei. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Straight branches and exsert radial corallites. Mary Stafford-Smith.

Acropora yongei.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Detail of branches and corallites.  Ed Lovell.

Acropora yongei. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Detail of branches and corallites. Ed Lovell.

Acropora yongei.  Seychelle Islands.  Detail of branches and corallites.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora yongei. Seychelle Islands. Detail of branches and corallites. Charlie Veron.

Acropora yongei.  Philippines.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora yongei. Philippines. Corallite detail. Charlie Veron.

Acropora yongei.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing characteristic branching pattern.

Acropora yongei. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Showing characteristic branching pattern.

Acropora yongei.  Middleton Reef, south-eastern Australia.  Showing branch tip.

Acropora yongei. Middleton Reef, south-eastern Australia. Showing branch tip.

Acropora yongei.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing characteristic branching pattern.

Acropora yongei. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Showing characteristic branching pattern.

Acropora yongei.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing branch tips.

Acropora yongei. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Showing branch tips.

Acropora yongei.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing skeletal detail.

Acropora yongei. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Showing skeletal detail.

Acropora yongei.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing branching pattern.

Acropora yongei. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Showing branching pattern.