Acropora multiacuta Nemenzo, 1967
white Acropora
Acropora multiacuta
photo by Veron, Charlie (J.E.N.)

Family:  Acroporidae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 15 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: from Sri Lanka, north to Ogasawara Island, south to Australia, then east to Fiji.
Biology:  Found in subtidal areas on submerged reef tops, ledges in walls and rocky slopes. Often found in indentations or crevices in reef surface (Ref. 86439). Also in wave-washed lagoon margins (Ref. 98471). Members of the class Anthozoa are either gonochoric or hermaphroditic. Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 (A4ce) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 28.05.15

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