Kingdom: Animalia >> Phylum: Cnidaria >> Class: Anthozoa >> Order: Scleractinia >> Family: Acroporidae
- Branches have bottlebrush appearance (hispidose)
- Branchlets are delicate and uniform
Colour: Usually cream to white with blue/purple tips. Sometimes entirely blue.
- Cannot distinguish incipient axial and axial corallites
- Can be tubular, appressed, indistinct or completely absent
Similar species: Acropora speciosa is has larger corallites and colonies form compact cushions. A. subglabra has less uniform branches with shorter corallites.
Habitat: Protected reefs with good water quality.