831 species

Acropora hoeksemai

Wallace, 1997


Oken, 1815

Characters: Colonies may be over 2 metres across, composed of irregularly fused horizontal branches, with upturned pointed ends except at the colony perimeter. Vertical branches are evenly spaced. Colonies usually have a side attachment. Branches are irregularly spaced. Radial corallites are uniform, tubular, and neatly aligned along branches.

Colour: Cream or pale brown.

Similar Species: Acropora valenciennesi, which has a more uniform appearance with neatly arranged, larger and more widely spaced branches. Acropora yongei has similar corallites. See also A. acuminata and A. indonesia.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

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