831 species

Acropora glauca

(Brook, 1893)


Oken, 1815

Characters: Colonies consist of flat, highly fused, basal branches with irregular upright branchlets. Commonly forms tiered plates.The entire colony is sometimes a single solid plate and sometimes upward branchlets are not developed. Axial corallites are similar to radial corallites. Radial corallites have wide openings and thick lips.

Colour: Brown, cream or green.

Similar Species: Acropora solitaryensis. See also A. branchi, A. orbicularis, A. retusa, A. arabensis and A. clathrata.

Habitat: Rocky foreshores of subtropical locations.

Abundance: Common in subtropical locations, rare elsewhere.

COTW History since Veron (2000a)
  • Family: All families are currently under review
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