Acropora microphthalma

Acropora microphthalma (6) large shallow coral colony Reefscapers Maldives

Coral Description

Taxonomy:

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

Appearance:

  • Arborescent growth and can form thickets
  • Slender, usually with straight branches
  • Irregularly spaced sub-branches

Colony size: Often >2m across

Colour: Grey, cream or brown with light tips

Radial Corallites:

  • Numerous, small and normally uniform in size

Similar species: Acropora muricata has thicker branches and fewer sub-branches.

Environment: Upper reef slopes and lagoons