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Updated 11/28/2016

Family Acroporidae

Genus Acropora, Table & Staghorn Corals

The most common and diverse group in the Indo-Pacific region, the genus is extremely rare in Hawaii.  Acropora are found off Mana, Kaua'i, French Frigate Shoals, Gardner Pinnacles, and Maro Reef.  FFS appears to be the center of the Hawaiian population and is likely due to larval settlement from Johnston Atoll, 400 miles to the southwest.

All coral skeletons illustrated are from scientific collections taken prior to 1998.

NORTHWESTERN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

& the INDO-PACIFIC

Acropora cytherea

TABLE CORAL

 
Acropora paniculata

FUZZY TABLE CORAL

 
Acropora gemmifera

BUD ACROPORA

 

Acropora humilis

FINGER ACROPORA

Acropora cerealis

GRAIN ACROPORA

 

Acropora sp. ' cerealis-valida'

NWHI ACROPORA

 

Acropora valida

BUSHY ACROPORA

 


INDO-PACIFIC

Acropora muricata

COMMON STAGHORN CORAL

 

Acropora teres

SMOOTH STAGHORN CORAL

Acropora intermedia

NOBLE STAGHORN CORAL

 

Acropora grandis

GREAT STAGHORN CORAL

 

Acropora tutuilensis

TUTUILA ACROPORA

Acropora robusta

ROBUST ACROPORA

 

Acropora granulosa

GRANULAR TABLE CORAL

 

Acropora subulata

SUBULATE ACROPORA

Acropora millepora

SCALY ACROPORA

 

Acropora aspera

ROUGH ACROPORA

Acropora nana

DWARF ACROPORA

 

Acropora latistella

WIDE STAR ACROPORA

Acropora tenuis

SLENDER ACROPORA

 

Acropora selago

CLUB-MOSS ACROPORA

Acropora nasuta

BIG-NOSED ACROPORA

 

Acropora valenciennesi

VALENCIENNE'S ACROPORA

 

Acropora austera

AUSTERE ACROPORA 

 

Isopora brueggmanni

BRUEGGMANN'S ISOPORA

Acropora digitifera

DIGIT ACROPORA

 

Acropora samoensis

SAMOAN ACROPORA

Acropora monticulosa

SMALL MOUNTAIN ACROPORA

 

Acropora retusa

BLUNT ACROPORA

Acropora subglabra

SMOOTH BOTTLEBRUSH ACROPORA

 

Acropora speciosa

SHOWY ACROPORA

Acropora hyacinthus

HYACINTH TABLE CORAL

 

Acropora clathrata

LATTICE TABLE CORAL

Isopora palifera

COLUMNAR ISOPORA

 

Isopora cuneata

PLATE ISOPORA

 

Acropora loripes

STUBBY ACROPORA

 


JAPAN

Acropora japonica

JAPANESE TABLE CORAL

 


TROPICAL WESTERN ATLANTIC

Acropora palmata

ELKHORN CORAL

 

Acropora cervicornis

STAGHORN CORAL