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

Family Acroporidae
updated Nov 2019
Where seen? These acroporal corals with tubular radial corallites are sometimes seen on some of our Southern shores.

Features: Colonies 15-20cm. Tapering branches forming a bush-like shape. The branches don't interlock. Generally, the axial corallite at the growing tip is large and cylindrical. The radial corallites are smoothly tubular. Colours generally brown.

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.

Raffles Lighthouse, May 04


Pulau Pawai, Dec 09
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his flickr.

Terumbu Semakau, Mar 11

Tanah Merah, Jun 10

Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his flickr.

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

Tubular acropora corals on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores


East Coast PCN, Jul 20
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on facebook.

Pulau Semakau (North), Apr 16
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.
 
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