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Acropora fastigata

Nemenzo, 1967

Colonies are small clumps of a few very elongate branches. Each branch consists of a single upright axial corallite which has a thick base and is tapered. The distal tips of axial corallites are smooth and devoid of radial corallites. Below the tip, small radial corallites form a closely encrusting collar. Larger colonies usually have numerous incipient axial corallites.

Colour: Tan, with pale axial corallites.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Acropora multiacuta

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Nemenzo (1967).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora fastigata.  Philippines.  Colonies usually consist of just a few branches.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora fastigata.Philippines.Colonies usually consist of just a few branches.Charlie Veron.

Acropora fastigata.  Indonesia.  Large axial corallites are very distinctive.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora fastigata.Indonesia.Large axial corallites are very distinctive.Charlie Veron.

Acropora fastigata.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Acropora fastigata.Philippines.Showing corallites.

Acropora fastigata.  Philippines.  Showing whole colony.

Acropora fastigata.Philippines.Showing whole colony.

Acropora fastigata.  Philippines.  Showing branch tips.

Acropora fastigata.Philippines.Showing branch tips.

Acropora fastigata.  Philippines.  Showing branch tip.

Acropora fastigata.Philippines.Showing branch tip.

Acropora fastigata.  Philippines.  No text reqd.

Acropora fastigata.Philippines.No text reqd.