831 species

Acropora arabensis

Hodgson and Carpenter, 1995


Oken, 1815

Characters: Colonies are digitate with upright branches which usually divide infrequently and taper only towards their ends. Axial corallites are conspicuous and dome-shaped. Radial corallites are strongly appressed and thick walled, with small openings.

Colour: Brown or grey with pale branch ends.

Similar Species: Acropora ocellata, which has longer branches and more elongate radial corallites. See also A. chesterfieldensis and A. bushyensis.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes and lagoons.

Abundance: Locally common.

COTW History since Veron (2000a)
  • Family: All families are currently under review
  • Genus/species: No change