831 species

Seriatopora aculeata

Quelch, 1886


Lamarck, 1816

Characters: Branches are thick (5-9 mm), short and strongly tapered. They are usually in fused clumps. Corallites are irregularly distributed on branches. Tentacles are commonly extended during the day.

Colour: Pink or cream.

Similar Species: Seriatopora stellata. See also S. hystrix, which can have similar branch shapes on shallow exposed reef flats.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Taxonomic References: Veron (2000a);

Identification Guides: Randall and Myers (1983);

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