831 species

Anacropora forbesi

Ridley, 1884


Ridley, 1884

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.

Similar Species: Anacropora reticulata and A. puertogalerae.

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.

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