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Acropora tumida

(Verrill, 1866)

Colonies have irregular to submassive bases and irregular branches and may form thickets over 3 metres across. Axial corallites are small. Radial corallites are aligned along branches, and are appressed with thick lips and wide openings.

Colour: Mottled yellowish-grey and dark green.

Habitat: Rocky foreshores in shallow turbid water.

Abundance: Locally common.

Similar species: Acropora parahemprichii , Acropora pruinosa

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Veron (1980, 1992). Additional identification guides: Scott (1984), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora tumida.  Philippines.  Well formed colony.  Doug Fenner.

Acropora tumida.Philippines.Well formed colony.Doug Fenner.

Acropora tumida.  Mainland Japan.  Tightly compacted branches.  Moritaka Nishihra.

Acropora tumida.Mainland Japan.Tightly compacted branches.Moritaka Nishihra.

Acropora tumida.  Vietnam.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora tumida.Vietnam.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Acropora tumida.  Philippines.  Showing branch end.

Acropora tumida.Philippines.Showing branch end.

Acropora tumida.  Mainland Japan.  Showing branch end.

Acropora tumida.Mainland Japan.Showing branch end.

Acropora tumida.  Mainland Japan.  Showing branching pattern.

Acropora tumida.Mainland Japan.Showing branching pattern.

Acropora tumida.  Mainland Japan.  Showing branching pattern.

Acropora tumida.Mainland Japan.Showing branching pattern.