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Acropora derawanensis

Wallace (1997)

Colonies are upright or prostrate tangles of branches up to one metre across. Branches are thin and delicate. Axial corallites are long and tubular. Radial corallites are mostly small and tubular to pocket-shaped with sharp edges.

Colour: Reddish-brown, with blue or white axial corallites.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments protected from strong wave action.

Abundance: Uncommon except on some sheltered reef slopes.

Similar species: Acropora filiformis , Acropora kirstyae

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wallace (1997, 1999).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora derawanensis.  Philippines.  Colonies usually have long delicate branches that may be prostrate but are usually upright.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora derawanensis.Philippines.Colonies usually have long delicate branches that may be prostrate but are usually upright.Charlie Veron.

Acropora derawanensis.  Philippines.  Colonies usually have long delicate branches that may be prostrate but are usually upright.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora derawanensis.Philippines.Colonies usually have long delicate branches that may be prostrate but are usually upright.Charlie Veron.

Acropora derawanensis.  Philippines.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora derawanensis.Philippines.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Acropora derawanensis.  Philippines.  Colonies usually have long delicate branches that may be prostrate but are usually upright.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora derawanensis.Philippines.Colonies usually have long delicate branches that may be prostrate but are usually upright.Charlie Veron.

Acropora derawanensis.  Indonesia.  Tangled branches.  Doug Fenner.

Acropora derawanensis.Indonesia.Tangled branches.Doug Fenner.

Acropora derawanensis.  Philippines.  Showing branch tip.

Acropora derawanensis.Philippines.Showing branch tip.

Acropora derawanensis.  Philippines.  Showing branching pattern.

Acropora derawanensis.Philippines.Showing branching pattern.

Acropora derawanensis.  Indonesia.  Showing branch tip.

Acropora derawanensis.Indonesia.Showing branch tip.