831 species

Acropora yongei

Veron and Wallace, 1984


Oken, 1815

Characters: Colonies consist of dense thickets of short cylindrical or tapered branches. They are frequently over 2 metres across and may form extensive single species stands. Axial corallites are exsert and tubular. Radial corallites are uniform in size and tubular, with flaring lower lips.

Colour: Uniform cream, yellow or pale brown.

Similar Species: Acropora haimei which has primarily upright branches and corallites of irregular size. Acropora tumida and A. striata have similar growth-forms; the latter also has similar corallites except that radial corallites are irregular with less conspicuously flaring lower lips. See also A. donei.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments and rocky foreshores.

Abundance: Common.

COTW History since Veron (2000a)
  • Family: All families are currently under review
  • Genus/species: No change