species: Acropora yongei in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Acropora yongei


©Andrew Baird: Acropora yongei on the reef flat of entrance bommie, Lizard Island lagoon.

©Andrew Baird: Acropora yongei on the reef flat of entrance bommie, Lizard Island lagoon.

©Andrew Baird: Acropora yongei on the reef flat of entrance bommie, Lizard Island lagoon.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Scleractinia
Family Acroporidae
Genus Acropora
Species Acropora yongei
Status least concern

Colours

                             

Distinguishing features

Short conical or tapering branches with long axial corallites. Radial corallites with long, flaring lower lips giving a scaly appearance. Can form extensive bushy stands.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

  • 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.
  • Cumming, R.L. (1999). Predation on reef-building corals: multiscale variation in the density of three corallivorous gastropods, Drupella sp(p). Coral Reefs, 18: 147-157. LIRS catalog number 638.
  • Cumming, R.L. (2009). Case study: impact of Drupella spp. on reef-building corals of the Great Barrier Reef. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Research Publication, 97: 1-51. LIRS catalog number 1628.
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