Kingdom: Animalia >> Phylum: Cnidaria >> Class: Anthozoa >> Order: Scleractinia >> Family: Acroporidae
- Wide flat plates/tables or tiered groups of small plates
- Branches are thin and delicately structured unless in exposed environments where they will fuse for strength
- Branchlets fine and upward projecting
Colour: Cream, brown, green, purple/blue, pink.
- Not exsert
- Cup shaped
- Form rosette pattern
Similar species: Known to intergrade with other species and can be difficult to distinguish. A. cytherea branchlets have exsert axial corallites and radial corallites are not arranged in a rosette. A. spicifera has more robust branchlets.
Habitat: Very abundant on exposed outer reef slopes.