831 species

Acropora rongelapensis

Richards and Wallace, 2004


Oken, 1815

Characters: Colonies are small open-branching side attached plates with horizontally flattened branches. Axial corallites are exsert, 1.2-1.9 mm diameter. Incipient axial corallites are common; other radial corallites are immersed.

Colour: Brown with white extremities.

Similar Species: Acropora tenella has more numerous branches which are more fused into plates and peripheral radial corallites of different shape.

Habitat: Reef slopes.

Abundance: Occasionally abundant.

COTW History since Veron (2000a)
  • Family: All families are currently under review
  • Genus/species: New species. Described in 2004