Kingdom: Animalia >> Phylum: Cnidaria >> Class: Anthozoa >> Order: Scleractinia >> Family: Acroporidae
- Corymbose clumps or tables
- Branches highly variable in length
Colour: Usually pale blue-grey, bright blue, green or cream
Axial Corallites: Small and distinct
- Two sizes
- Prominent lower lips give scale-like appearance
Similar species: Acropora millepora has radial corallites of uniform size. A. pulchra has finer radial corallites.
Habitat: Shallow reef flats and lagoons, upper reef slopes and deep water.