831 species

Isopora cuneata

(Dana, 1846)


Studer, 1878

Characters: Colonies are generally submassive or solid plates, usually without axial corallites. Multiple axial corallites, if present, are on branch margins. Corallites are smooth, rounded and not very exsert. The coenosteum is composed of fine spinules with elaborated tips.

Colour: Pale cream or brown.

Similar Species: Isopora palifera. See also I. crateriformis.

Habitat: Occurs in all reef environments, especially upper reef slopes and reef flats.

Abundance: Common, but less so than Isopora palifera.

Taxonomic References: Veron and Wallace (1984) as Acropora cuneata; Wallace (1999) as Acropora cuneata; Veron (2000a) as Acropora cuneata; Wallace, Done and Muir (2012);

Identification Guides: Veron (1986a) as Acropora cuneata; Nishihira and Veron (1995) as Acropora cuneata; Pillay, Terashima, Venkatasami et al. (2002) as Acropora cuneata;

COTW History since Veron (2000a)
  • Family: All families are currently under review
  • Genus/species: Changed genus designation from Acropora cuneata