831 species

Acropora awi

Wallace and Wolstenholme, 1998


Oken, 1815

Characters: Colonies consist of bottlebrush branches which may form a loose thicket but which are usually long and distinct. Branchlets and sub-branchlets are compact and of uniform shape. Axial corallites intergrade with radial corallites and are long and tubular. Small radial corallites are pocket-shaped.

Colour: Grey-brown.

Similar Species: Acropora navini, which has shorter thicker truncated radial corallites. See also A. turaki and A. echinata which have longer corallites.

Habitat: Shallow reef slopes and fringing reefs.

Abundance: Common.

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