Kingdom: Animalia >> Phylum: Cnidaria >> Class: Anthozoa >> Order: Scleractinia >> Family: Acroporidae
- Encrusting plates, thick ridges or columns
- Branches/columns commonly upright but can be horizontal and irregular- growth form depends on wave action
Colour: Pale cream or brown
- Usually absent
Similar species: Acropora cuneata has smaller and flatter branches with finer, rounder and shorter corallites.
Environment: Wide range of reef environments