Kingdom: Animalia >> Phylum: Cnidaria >> Class: Anthozoa >> Order: Scleractinia >> Family: Acroporidae
- Various growth forms from bushes to tables
- Usually <0.5m across
Colour: Cream, brown or yellow, sometimes brown/cream with purple tips.
Axial Corallites: Small
- Mixed sizes
- Strongly appressed and swollen
- Small openings
Similar species: Acropora cerealis and A. nasuta do not have strongly appressed radial corallites. A. nana has thinner branchlets and smaller less swollen radial corallites. A. variabilis also lacks swollen radial corallites.
Environment: Rocky foreshores and most reef environments