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Acropora insignis

Nemenzo, 1967

Colonies form compact irregular corymbose clumps with distal branches much finer than proximal branches. Axial corallites are long and tubular. Radial corallites are widely spaced, immersed on main branches, scale-like on distal branches.

Colour: White branches with contrastingly coloured radial corallites. This colour pattern is useful for identification.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Acropora sekiseiensis , Acropora selago

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Nemenzo (1967), Veron (1992). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora insignis.  Vietnam.  Small cushion of compact interlocking branches.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora insignis.Vietnam.Small cushion of compact interlocking branches.Charlie Veron.

Acropora insignis.  null.  Variation in branching pattern.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora insignis.null.Variation in branching pattern.Charlie Veron.

Acropora insignis.  Papua New Guinea.  Corallite detail. Radial Corallites are distinctly coloured.  Neville Coleman.

Acropora insignis.Papua New Guinea.Corallite detail. Radial Corallites are distinctly coloured.Neville Coleman.

Acropora insignis.  Vietnam.  Variation in branching pattern.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora insignis.Vietnam.Variation in branching pattern.Charlie Veron.

Acropora insignis.  Indonesia.  Forming a large plate.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora insignis.Indonesia.Forming a large plate.Charlie Veron.

Acropora insignis.  Philippines.  Variation in branching pattern.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora insignis.Philippines.Variation in branching pattern.Charlie Veron.

Acropora insignis.  Indonesia.  Showing branch tips.

Acropora insignis.Indonesia.Showing branch tips.

Acropora insignis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing characteristic branching pattern.

Acropora insignis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing characteristic branching pattern.

Acropora insignis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing branch tips.

Acropora insignis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing branch tips.

Acropora insignis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Acropora insignis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing corallites.

Acropora insignis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Acropora insignis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing corallites.

Acropora insignis.  Vietnam.  Showing branching pattern.

Acropora insignis.Vietnam.Showing branching pattern.