Characters: Branches are evenly spaced, less than 10 millimetres thick and tapered, with blunt tips. Corallites have slightly prominent lower lips. The coenosteum is smooth.
Colour: Pale brown with white branch tips.
Habitat: Shallow, usually turbid reef environments and deep water soft substrates. Sometimes also found on exposed upper reef slopes.
Abundance: Uncommon, but more abundant than other Anacropora.
Taxonomic Note: The type species of Anacropora Ridley, 1884. A species complex.