Species under Acropora
n= 165
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Acropora abrolhosensis
Veron, 1985
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora abrotanoides
(Lamarck, 1816)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora aculeus
(Dana, 1846)
Bottlebrush Acropora Indo-Pacific
Acropora acuminata
(Verrill, 1864)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora akajimensis
Veron, 1990
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora anthocercis
(Brook, 1893)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora appressa
(Ehrenberg, 1834)
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora arabensis
Hodgson & Carpenter, 1995
Endemic to Persian Gulf
Acropora aspera
(Dana, 1846)
Green staghorn coral Indo-Pacific
Acropora austera
(Dana, 1846)
Stony coral colonies Indo-Pacific
Acropora awi
Wallace & Wolstenholme, 1998
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora azurea
Veron & Wallace, 1984
Pacific Ocean
Acropora batunai
Wallace, 1997
Indo-West Pacific 100
Acropora bifurcata
Nemenzo, 1971
Plating Acropora coral Indo-West Pacific
Acropora branchi
Riegl, 1995
Indian Ocean
Acropora bushyensis
Veron & Wallace, 1984
Bushy Acropora Indo-Pacific
Acropora cardenae
Wells, 1985
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora carduus
(Dana, 1846)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora caroliniana
Nemenzo, 1976
Northwest Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific
Acropora cerealis
(Dana, 1846)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora cervicornis
(Lamarck, 1816)
Staghorn coral Western Atlantic and Western Indian Ocean
Acropora chesterfieldensis
Veron & Wallace, 1984
Pacific Ocean
Acropora clathrata
(Brook, 1891)
Table coral Indo-Pacific
Acropora convexa
(Dana, 1846)
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora cophodactyla
(Brook, 1892)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora cytherea
(Dana, 1846)
Tabling Acropora Indo-Pacific
Acropora danai
(Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1860)
Pacific elkhorn coral Indo-Pacific
Acropora delicatula
(Brook, 1891)
Western Central Pacific
Acropora dendrum
(Bassett-Smith, 1890)
Indo-Pacific 100
Acropora derawanensis
Wallace, 1997
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora desalwii
Wallace, 1994
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora digitifera
(Dana, 1846)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora divaricata
(Dana, 1846)
Small polyp stone coral Indo-Pacific
Acropora donei
Veron & Wallace, 1984
Indo-Pacific
Acropora downingi
Wallace, 1999
Western Indian Ocean
Acropora echinata
(Dana, 1846)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora efflorescens
(Dana, 1846)
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora elegans
(Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1860)
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora elegantula
(Ortmann, 1889)
Eastern Indian Ocean
Acropora elseyi
(Brook, 1892)
Bottlebrush coral Indo-Pacific
Acropora eurystoma
(Klunzinger, 1879)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora exquisita
Nemenzo, 1971
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora fastigata
Nemenzo, 1967
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora fenneri
Veron, 2000
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora filiformis
Veron, 2000
Western Central Pacific
Acropora florida
(Dana, 1846)
Branch coral Indo-Pacific 25
Acropora formosa
(Dana, 1846)
Indo-Pacific 49
Acropora forskali
(Ehrenberg, 1834)
Indian Ocean
Acropora gemmifera
(Brook, 1892)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora glauca
(Brook, 1893)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora globiceps
(Dana, 1846)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora gomezi
Veron, 2000
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora grandis
(Brook, 1892)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora granulosa
(Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1860)
Tubular table coral Indo-Pacific
Acropora haimei
(Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1860)
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora halmaherae
Wallace & Wolstenholme, 1998
Western Central Pacific
Acropora hemprichii
(Ehrenberg, 1834)
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora hoeksemai
Wallace, 1997
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora horrida
(Dana, 1846)
Blue staghorn Indo-Pacific
Acropora humilis
(Dana, 1846)
Finger coral Indo-Pacific 19.9
Acropora hyacinthus
(Dana, 1846)
Brush coral Indo-Pacific
Acropora indiana
Wallace, 1994
Western Central Pacific
Acropora indonesia
Wallace, 1997
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora insignis
Nemenzo, 1967
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora intermedia
(Brook, 1891)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora irregularis
(Brook, 1892)
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora jacquelineae
Wallace, 1994
Plating Acropora Indo-West Pacific
Acropora japonica
Veron, 2000
Northwest Pacific
Acropora khayranensis
Claereboudt, 2006
Western Indian Ocean
Acropora kimbeensis
Wallace, 1999
Pink-tip Acropora Indo-West Pacific
Acropora kirstyae
Veron & Wallace, 1984
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora kosurini
Wallace, 1994
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora lamarcki
Veron, 2000
Indian Ocean 1.5
Acropora latistella
(Brook, 1892)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora lianae
Nemenzo, 1967
Indo-West Pacific 50
Acropora listeri
(Brook, 1893)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora loisetteae
Wallace, 1994
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora lokani
Wallace, 1994
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora longicyathus
(Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1860)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora loripes
(Brook, 1892)
Bluetip coral Indo-Pacific
Acropora lovelli
Veron & Wallace, 1984
Cats paw Indo-Pacific
Acropora lutkeni
Crossland, 1952
Indo-Pacific
Acropora macrostoma
(Brook, 1891)
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora magnifica
Nemenzo, 1971
Western Central Pacific
Acropora meridiana
Nemenzo, 1971
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora microclados
(Ehrenberg, 1834)
Strawberry shortcake Acropora Indo-Pacific
Acropora microphthalma
(Verrill, 1869)
Small staghorn species Indo-Pacific
Acropora millepora
(Ehrenberg, 1834)
Plate Acropora Indo-Pacific
Acropora mirabilis
(Quelch, 1886)
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora monticulosa
(Br├╝ggemann, 1879)
Indo-Pacific 300
Acropora mossambica
Riegl, 1995
Western Indian Ocean
Acropora multiacuta
Nemenzo, 1967
White Acropora Indo-West Pacific
Acropora muricata
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora nana
(Studer, 1878)
Purple nana Indo-Pacific
Acropora nasuta
(Dana, 1846)
Branching staghorn coral Indo-Pacific
Acropora natalensis
Riegl, 1995
Indian Ocean
Acropora nobilis
(Dana, 1846)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora ocellata
(Klunzinger, 1879)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora pagoensis
Hoffmeister, 1925
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora palmata
(Lamarck, 1816)
Elkhorn coral Western Atlantic
Acropora palmerae
Wells, 1954
Indo-Pacific
Acropora paniculata
Verrill, 1902
Fuzzy table coral Indo-Pacific 2.5
Acropora papillare
Latypov, 1992
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora paragemmifera
Claereboudt, 2006
Western Indian Ocean
Acropora parilis
(Quelch, 1886)
Purple Acropora coral Indo-Pacific
Acropora pectinatus
Veron, 2002
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora pharaonis
(Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1860)
Acropora coral Indo-West Pacific
Acropora pichoni
Wallace, 1999
Indo-West Pacific 100
Acropora plana
Nemenzo, 1967
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora plantaginea
(Lamarck, 1816)
Western Indian Ocean
Acropora plumosa
Wallace & Wolstenholme, 1998
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora polystoma
(Brook, 1891)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora prolifera
(Lamarck, 1816)
Fused staghorn coral Western Atlantic
Acropora prostrata
(Dana, 1846)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora proximalis
Veron, 2000
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora pruinosa
(Brook, 1893)
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora pulchra
(Brook, 1891)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora rambleri
(Bassett-Smith, 1890)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora retusa
(Dana, 1846)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora ridzwani
Ditlev, 2003
Western Central Pacific
Acropora robusta
(Dana, 1846)
Green robusta Indo-Pacific
Acropora rongelapensis
Richards & Wallace, 2004
Western Central Pacific
Acropora rosaria
(Dana, 1846)
Ponape rainbow acro Indo-Pacific
Acropora roseni
Wallace, 1999
Western Indian Ocean 200
Acropora rudis
(Rehberg, 1892)
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora rufa
Veron, 2000
Western Indian Ocean
Acropora russelli
Wallace, 1994
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora samoensis
(Brook, 1891)
Bula Acropora coral Indo-Pacific
Acropora sarmentosa
(Brook, 1892)
Blue sarmentosa Indo-Pacific
Acropora secale
(Studer, 1878)
Purple tipped Acropora Indo-Pacific
Acropora sekiseiensis
Veron, 1990
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora selago
(Studer, 1878)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora seriata
(Ehrenberg, 1834)
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora simplex
Wallace & Wolstenholme, 1998
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora solitaryensis
Veron & Wallace, 1984
Indo-Pacific
Acropora sordiensis
Riegl, 1995
Western Indian Ocean
Acropora spathulata
(Brook, 1891)
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora speciosa
(Quelch, 1886)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora spicifera
(Dana, 1846)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora squamata
Latypov, 1992
Western Central Pacific
Acropora squarrosa
(Ehrenberg, 1834)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora stoddarti
Pillai & Scheer, 1976
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora striata
(Verrill, 1866)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora subglabra
(Brook, 1891)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora subulata
(Dana, 1846)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora suharsonoi
Wallace, 1994
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora sukarnoi
Wallace, 1997
Western Central Pacific
Acropora tanegashimensis
Veron, 1990
Western Pacific 1.1
Acropora tenella
(Brook, 1892)
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora tenuis
(Dana, 1846)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora teres
(Verrill, 1866)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora tizardi
(Brook, 1892)
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora torihalimeda
Wallace, 1994
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora tortuosa
(Dana, 1846)
Cali tort Indo-Pacific
Acropora tumida
(Verrill, 1866)
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora turaki
Wallace, 1994
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora valenciennesi
(Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1860)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora valida
(Dana, 1846)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora variolosa
(Klunzinger, 1879)
Indo-Pacific
Acropora vaughani
Wells, 1954
Indo-Pacific
Acropora vermiculata
Nemenzo, 1967
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora verweyi
Veron & Wallace, 1984
Indo-Pacific
Acropora walindii
Wallace, 1999
Indo-Pacific
Acropora willisae
Veron & Wallace, 1984
Indo-West Pacific
Acropora yongei
Veron & Wallace, 1984
Indo-Pacific
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