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Acropora togianensis

Wallace, 1997

Colonies have thick sturdy branches which are circular in cross section and diverge from a solid base. Branches slightly taper and have a single dome-shaped axial corallite. Radial corallites are small and immersed. The coenosteum is composed of fine spinules with elaborated tips which are raised into Montipora-like tuberculae.

Colour: Dark brown with white branch ends.

Habitat: Shallow water, especially exposed upper reef slopes and flats.

Abundance: Locally common.

Similar species: Acropora brueggemanni , Acropora cylindrica

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora togianensis.  Indonesia.  Cylindrical branches.  Doug Fenner.

Acropora togianensis.Indonesia.Cylindrical branches.Doug Fenner.

Acropora togianensis.  Indonesia.  Surface of branches.  Doug Fenner.

Acropora togianensis.Indonesia.Surface of branches.Doug Fenner.

Acropora togianensis.  Indonesia.  Showing a branch.

Acropora togianensis.Indonesia.Showing a branch.

Acropora togianensis.  Indonesia.  Showing radial corallites.

Acropora togianensis.Indonesia.Showing radial corallites.