Acropora florida (Dana, 1846)
Branch coral
photo by FAO

Family:  Acroporidae ()
Max. size:  25 cm BRW (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 35 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific.
Diagnosis:  This hispidose branching coral forms colonies up to several meters in diameter and is common from shallow to intermediate depths throughout its range. It has stout branches up to 25 cm thick that appear "knobby" on the surface due to secondary branchlets of even height (Ref. 269).
Biology:  Common at shallow to intermediate depths throughout its range (Ref. 269). On subtidal reef tops, walls and slopes (Ref. 98471).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 03 January 2008 Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 20.04.16

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