Acropora granulosa

Acropora granulosa (4) coral closeup Reefscapers Maldives

Coral Description

Taxonomy:

Kingdom: Animalia >> Phylum: Cnidaria >> Class: Anthozoa >> Order: Scleractinia >> Family: Acroporidae

Appearance:

  • Most commonly semi-circular horizontal plates
  • Horizontal branches evenly spaced
  • Branchlets short and inclined, composed of one or more axial corallites

Colony size: Usually <1m across

Colour: Usually cream or pale blue, can be other colours.

Radial Corallites: Small, tubular and appressed (“pocket-like”)

Similar species: Acropora caroliniana has larger and more tapered axial corallites.

Habitat: Protected reef slopes and other environments