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Acropora fenneri

Veron, 2000

Colonies may be over one metre across and consist of irregular but mostly upright tangles of branches. Branches divide irregularly and form short branchlets from incipient axial corallites. Axial and incipient axial corallites are identical; the latter usually have several tubular appressed radial corallites. The coenosteum is smooth.

Colour: Pale brown.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments protected from strong wave action. Acropora fenneri, A. derawanensis and A. filiformis may occur together in the same habitat.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Acropora russelli

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora fenneri.  Philippines.  Compact thicket on a very sheltered reef flat.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora fenneri.Philippines.Compact thicket on a very sheltered reef flat.Charlie Veron.

Acropora fenneri.  Philippines.  Branching patterns are irregular.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora fenneri.Philippines.Branching patterns are irregular.Charlie Veron.

Acropora fenneri.  Philippines.  Detail of a colony in a protected environment.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora fenneri.Philippines.Detail of a colony in a protected environment.Charlie Veron.

Acropora fenneri.  Philippines.  Detail of a colony in a protected environment.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora fenneri.Philippines.Detail of a colony in a protected environment.Charlie Veron.

Acropora fenneri.  Indonesia.  Detail of a colony on a moderately exposed upper reef slope.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora fenneri.Indonesia.Detail of a colony on a moderately exposed upper reef slope.Charlie Veron.

Acropora fenneri.  Indonesia.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora fenneri.Indonesia.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Acropora fenneri.  Philippines.  Showing branch end.

Acropora fenneri.Philippines.Showing branch end.

Acropora fenneri.  Philippines.  Showing radial corallites.

Acropora fenneri.Philippines.Showing radial corallites.

Acropora fenneri.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Acropora fenneri.Philippines.Showing corallites.

Acropora fenneri.  Philippines.  Showing characteristic branching pattern.

Acropora fenneri.Philippines.Showing characteristic branching pattern.

Acropora fenneri.  Philippines.  Showing branching pattern.

Acropora fenneri.Philippines.Showing branching pattern.