831 species

Acropora verweyi

Veron and Wallace, 1984


Oken, 1815

Characters: Colonies form perforated plates with short branches, or are cushion-shaped, or form extensive corymbose bushes. Branches are 7-9 millimetres thick, do not taper and have short branchlets towards their bases. Axial corallites and incipient axial corallites are prominent. Radial corallites are rounded, bead-like and appressed, and approximately arranged in rows.

Colour: Almost always a uniform creamy-brown with yellow axial corallites.

Similar Species: Acropora bushyensis, which has thinner branches and outward facing open radial corallites.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes, especially those exposed to wave action or currents.

Abundance: Common, especially in the western Indian Ocean.

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