species: Acropora elseyi in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Acropora elseyi


©Anne Hoggett: A large stand of Acropora elseyi on the reef flat at North Direction Island near Lizard Island. A large anemone, Entacmaea quadricolor, is between the coral branches occupied by numerous anemonefish, Amphiprion melanopus.

©Lyle Vail: A large stand of Acropora elseyi at Big Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island. Identified by Dr Zoe Richards.

©Anne Hoggett: Close-up of Acropora elseyi at Big Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island. Identified by Dr Zoe Richards.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Scleractinia
Family Acroporidae
Genus Acropora
Species Acropora elseyi
Status least concern

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Distinguishing features

Grows in a thicket of hispidose clumps. (Contributed by Zoe Richards)

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

  • Beukers, J.S. (1996). The relative roles of recruitment and post-recruitment processes in the regulation of a coral reef damselfish population, Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University, Townsville. LIRS catalog number 472.
  • Boyett, H.V. (04/2006). The ecology and microbiology of black band disease and brown band syndrome on the Great Barrier Reef, M.Res. thesis, James Cook University. LIRS catalog number 969.
  • Cumming, R.L. (1996). The corallivorous gastropods Drupella cornus, D. fragum and D. rugosa: ecology and impact on coral communities at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University, Townsville. LIRS catalog number 473.
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