Acropora tenuis

Acropora tenuis (3) extended polyps and flaring lips radial corallites Reefscapers Maldives

Coral Description

Taxonomy:

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

Appearance:

  • Form corymbose clumps
  • Branchlets are usually neat and evenly spaced, can be irregular and prostrate

Colour:

  • Yellow, cream or green
  • Corallite lip colour often bright and distinct

Axial Corallites: Long and tubular

Radial Corallites:

  • Form neat rosette
  • Slightly flared lips

Similar species: A. selago has radial corallites not in a rosette, A. vermiculata has scale-like radial corallites and thicker main branches.

Environment: Upper reef slopes