831 species

Acropora multiacuta

Nemenzo, 1967


Oken, 1815

Characters: Colonies are thickets or small clumps with branches consisting primarily of extremely long tapered axial corallites. Incipient axial corallites forming branchlets occur at the base of the main axial corallites.

Colour: Usually off-white or cream.

Similar Species: Acropora suharsonoi, which has more elongate corallites and forms larger, corymbose, colonies. See also A. fastigata.

Habitat: Wave washed lagoon margins.

Abundance: Uncommon.

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