species: Acropora subulata in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Acropora subulata


©Anne Hoggett: Acropora subulata at Snake Pit near Lizard Island. Identified by Dr Zoe Richards: Corymbose starting to grow out into a table, compact branches with tubular radials that make up most of the diameter of the branch, pale colony with blue axials.

©Anne Hoggett: Acropora subulata at lagoon bommie, Lizard Island. Identified by Dr Paul Muir, Museum of Tropical Queensland: Unusual colour for this species.

©Anne Hoggett: Acropora subulata at lagoon bommie, Lizard Island. Identified by Dr Paul Muir, Museum of Tropical Queensland: Unusual colour for this species.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Scleractinia
Family Acroporidae
Genus Acropora
Species Acropora subulata
Status least concern

Colours

                             

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.

Size

  • Up to 200 cm (Plate diameter)

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Uncommon

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Veron, J.E.N. (2000). Corals of the World: Volume 1 Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsvile.

Other references

  • Brooker, R,M., G.P. Jones and P.L. Munday (2012). Prey selectivity affects reproductive success of a corallivorous reef fish. Oecologia, DOI 10.1007/s00442-012-2521-7. LIRS catalog number 1547.
  • Hoogenboom, M.O., G.E. Frank, T.J. Chase, S. Jurriaans, M. Álvarez-Noriega, K. Peterson, K. Critchell, K.L.E. Berry, K.J. Nicolet, B. Ramsby and A.S. Paley (2017). Environmental drivers of variation in bleaching severity of Acropora species during an extreme thermal anomaly. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4: 376. LIRS catalog number 2163.