831 species

Acropora stoddarti

Pillai and Scheer, 1976


Oken, 1815

Characters: Colonies consist of fused, flattened basal branches, forming extensive horizontal plates commonly over 2 metres across. The oldest parts of colonies are frequently fused into a solid plate. Corallites are widely spaced and mostly immersed, becoming nariform and sharp edged towards branch tips.

Colour: Brown or green with pale margins.

Similar Species: Acropora solitaryensis which has greater fusion of branches and less distinctive axial corallites.

Habitat: Reef slopes.

Abundance: Common at the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia, uncommon elsewhere.

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