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Acropora kimbeensis

Wallace, 1999

Colonies are compact clumps or bushes. Branches are fine, upright, tapered and irregularly fused (caespitose). Branchlets develop from incipient axial corallites and are evenly spaced. Axial corallites are small, although well defined. Radial corallites are tubular and appressed with small openings (less than 1 mm diameter).

Colour: Uniform yellow, cream or blue (which may photograph pink).

Habitat: Upper reef slopes and lagoons.

Abundance: Sometimes common.

Similar species: Acropora cerealis , Acropora subulata

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Wallace (1999).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora kimbeensis.  Indonesia.  Small neat clumps of evenly spaced branches.  Doug Fenner.

Acropora kimbeensis.Indonesia.Small neat clumps of evenly spaced branches.Doug Fenner.

Acropora kimbeensis.  Indonesia.  Small neat clumps of evenly spaced branches.  Doug Fenner.

Acropora kimbeensis.Indonesia.Small neat clumps of evenly spaced branches.Doug Fenner.

Acropora kimbeensis.  Philippines.  Variation in branch colour and structure.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora kimbeensis.Philippines.Variation in branch colour and structure.Charlie Veron.

Acropora kimbeensis.  Philippines.  Variation in branch colour and structure.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora kimbeensis.Philippines.Variation in branch colour and structure.Charlie Veron.

Acropora kimbeensis.  Indonesia.  Variation in branch colour and structure.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora kimbeensis.Indonesia.Variation in branch colour and structure.Charlie Veron.

Acropora kimbeensis.  Indonesia.  Variation in branch colour and structure.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora kimbeensis.Indonesia.Variation in branch colour and structure.Charlie Veron.

Acropora kimbeensis.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing branch tip.

Acropora kimbeensis.Papua New Guinea.Showing branch tip.

Acropora kimbeensis.  Indonesia.  Showing branches.

Acropora kimbeensis.Indonesia.Showing branches.

Acropora kimbeensis.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing whole colony.

Acropora kimbeensis.Papua New Guinea.Showing whole colony.

Acropora kimbeensis.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing branches.

Acropora kimbeensis.Papua New Guinea.Showing branches.

Acropora kimbeensis.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing branch tips.

Acropora kimbeensis.Papua New Guinea.Showing branch tips.