831 species

Acropora tanegashimensis

Veron, 1990


Oken, 1815

Characters: Colonies consist of interlocking horizontal branches 9-11 millimetres thick, forming solid or nearly solid plates. Branchlets are short and thick. Axial corallites are hardly distinguishable. Radial corallites are crowded, cup-shaped and form rosettes.

Colour: Brown or greenish-brown.

Similar Species: Acropora hyacinthus, which has finer branches, distinct axial corallites and crowded smaller radial corallites.

Habitat: Shallow rocky foreshores exposed to wave action.

Abundance: Rare.

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