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Acropora haimei

(Milne Edwards and Haime, 1860)

Colonies consist of dense thickets of short upright tapered branches. Colonies may form extensive single-species stands in shallow water. Axial corallites are exsert and tubular. Radial corallites are irregular in size and tubular, with sharp-edged lips.

Colour: Uniform pale or dark brown.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species: Acropora pectinatus , Acropora yongei

Taxonomic note: Taxonomic note: This species was incorrectly synonymised with Acropora yongei by Veron and Wallace (1984). Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Scheer and Pillai (1983).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora haimei.  Madagascar.  Upright branches with irregularly exsert corallites.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora haimei.Madagascar.Upright branches with irregularly exsert corallites.Charlie Veron.

Acropora haimei.  Madagascar.  Showing branch tip.

Acropora haimei.Madagascar.Showing branch tip.

Acropora haimei.  Red Sea.  Showing branches.

Acropora haimei.Red Sea.Showing branches.

Acropora haimei.  Red Sea.  Showing branches.

Acropora haimei.Red Sea.Showing branches.

Acropora haimei.  Red Sea.  Showing branches.

Acropora haimei.Red Sea.Showing branches.