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Acropora filiformis

Veron, 2000

Colonies may be several metres across and consist of upright or prostrate tangles of mostly straight branches. Branches are exceptionally thin and delicate. They divide infrequently. Axial corallites are long and tubular. Radial corallites are mostly small and tubular to pocket-shaped, with sharp edges.

Colour: Pale brown.

Habitat: With Acropora derawanensis in shallow reef environments protected from wave action.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Acropora derawanensis , Acropora kirstyae

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora filiformis.  Philippines.  Colonies consist of exceptionally long straw-like branches.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora filiformis.Philippines.Colonies consist of exceptionally long straw-like branches.Charlie Veron.

Acropora filiformis.  Philippines.  Side view of one metre tall branches.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora filiformis.Philippines.Side view of one metre tall branches.Charlie Veron.

Acropora filiformis.  Philippines.  Showing branches.

Acropora filiformis.Philippines.Showing branches.

Acropora filiformis.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Acropora filiformis.Philippines.Showing corallites.

Acropora filiformis.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Acropora filiformis.Philippines.Showing corallites.

Acropora filiformis.  Philippines.  Showing branches.

Acropora filiformis.Philippines.Showing branches.

Acropora filiformis.  Philippines.  Showing branches.

Acropora filiformis.Philippines.Showing branches.