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Acropora sekiseiensis

Veron, 1990

Colonies have irregularly prostrate branches with short sub-branches and may form extensive thickets. Axial corallites are hardly distinguishable from radial corallites. Radial corallites are very elongate and tubular and are curved, with sharp edges. Many form incipient axial corallites giving branches a spiky surface.

Colour: Brown.

Habitat: Shallow lagoons and reefs.

Abundance: Common in the Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

Similar species: Acropora striata

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (1990a). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora sekiseiensis.  Philippines.  A dense stand in shallow water.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora sekiseiensis.Philippines.A dense stand in shallow water.Charlie Veron.

Acropora sekiseiensis.  Philippines.  A small colony.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora sekiseiensis.Philippines.A small colony.Charlie Veron.

Acropora sekiseiensis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Surface detail of a colony.  Moritaka Nishihra.

Acropora sekiseiensis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Surface detail of a colony.Moritaka Nishihra.

Acropora sekiseiensis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Corallite detail.  Moritaka Nishihra.

Acropora sekiseiensis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Corallite detail.Moritaka Nishihra.

Acropora sekiseiensis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing branch tips.

Acropora sekiseiensis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing branch tips.

Acropora sekiseiensis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing branching pattern.

Acropora sekiseiensis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing branching pattern.

Acropora sekiseiensis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing branch tips.

Acropora sekiseiensis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing branch tips.

Acropora sekiseiensis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing branches.

Acropora sekiseiensis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing branches.

Acropora sekiseiensis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing branches.

Acropora sekiseiensis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing branches.

Acropora sekiseiensis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Acropora sekiseiensis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing corallites.