831 species

Acropora sarmentosa

(Brook, 1892)


Oken, 1815

Characters: Colonies have prostrate main branches with bottlebrush-like secondary branching producing lobed or cushion-like colonies. Axial corallites are large and rounded. Radial corallites are short, with thick walls.

Colour: Dull greenish-grey or brown with pale brown or orange branch tips.

Similar Species: Acropora samoensis, which has shorter branches and distinctive axial corallites. See also A. digitifera.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes and lagoons.

Abundance: Common.

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