831 species

Acropora lokani

Wallace, 1994


Oken, 1815

Characters: Colonies are composed of robust horizontal main branches which usually diverge. Short upright branchlets diverge from main branches. Axial corallites and incipient axial corallites radiate from branchlets and are tubular in shape large and dominant. Radial corallites are small and pocket shaped.

Colour: Cream, brown or blue (which may photograph pink).

Similar Species: Acropora caroliniana has smaller corallites and forms more plate-like colonies. See also A. granulosa.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Sometimes common.

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