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Phylum Cnidaria > Class Anthozoa > Subclass Zoantharia/Hexacorallia > Order Scleractinia > Family Acroporidae > Acropora sp.
Elegant acropora coral
Acropora sp.*

Family Acroporidae
updated Nov 2019
Where seen? This branching hard coral with elegant tapered branches is sometimes seen on some of our Southern shores.

Features: Colonies 15-20cm. Neat, tapering branches that do not interlock, forming a neat elegant bush. In some the neat branches emerge from a flat base. The axial corallite at the tip of the branch is prominently large and cylindrical. The radial corallites around the axial corallite are rounded or tubular, and are regularly spaced but not closely packed together. When extended, the long tapering tentacles give the colony a 'furry' look. Colours generally brown with shades of blue, green.

There are probably several different species on this page. It's hard to distinguish them without close examination of small features and they are grouped by large external features for convenience of display.

Sisters Island, Jan 12

Pulau Jong, Jul 07


Sisters Island, Jan 12

Cyrene Reefs, Jul 08

Pulau Semakau, Apr 08

*Species are difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of display.

Elegant acropora corals on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores


Tanah Merah, May 09
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.

East Coast Park (B), Jun 21
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on facebook.


Lazarus Island, Nov 20
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on facebook.
 


Pulau Senang, Jun 10

Bleaching


Pulau Salu, Jun 10

Pulau Salu, Jun 10

Bleaching

Pulau Berkas, May 10


Pulau Pawai, Dec 09

Pulau Biola, Dec 09

Pulau Pawai, Dec 09

Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his flickr.


Terumbu Salu, Jan 10
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his flickr.
   
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