Kingdom: Animalia >> Phylum: Cnidaria >> Class: Anthozoa >> Order: Scleractinia >> Family: Acroporidae
- Colonies form corymbose plates or clumps
- Branchlets are thin and straight or uniformly curved
- Tentacles often out during the day
Colour: Uniform cream or brown, sometimes purple or green. Branch tips sometimes blue/purple or yellow.
Usually distinctive, 1.5- 3mm.
In a rosette arrangement, in rows. Moderately appressed with oval- round opening. Uniform size.
Similar species: Acopora subulata also has tubular and appressed corallite, however they lack rounded openings and a rosette arrangement. A. valida and A. nana have longer and more appressed radial corallites.
Habitat: Can be found in many different environments, but often found in shallow turbid waters.