831 species

Anacropora puertogalerae

Nemenzo, 1964


Ridley, 1884

Characters: Branches are compact, less than 13 millimetres thick and tapering to a point. Corallites are widely spaced. The lower lip of corallites is commonly spine-like.

Colour: Pale brown, sometimes with white branch tips.

Similar Species: Anacropora spinosa. See also A. forbesi, which has rounded branch tips and less development of spines.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Taxonomic Note: A species complex.

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