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


©Andy Lewis: Acropora sarmentosa at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island.

©Andy Lewis: Polyp detail in Acropora sarmentosa. Note distinct, large, rounded apical polyps on branchlets, orange colour. Radial polyps are appressed rounded tubular, evenly sized and distributed, just touching or slightly separated on branch.

©Anne Hoggett: Acropora sarmentosa colony about 50 cm wide at lagoon bommie, Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Scleractinia
Family Acroporidae
Genus Acropora
Species Acropora sarmentosa
Status least concern

Colours

                   

Distinguishing features

Colonies form thickly branched hispidose clumps, with distinct, large, rounded apical polyps on branchlets. Radial polyps are appressed rounded tubular, evenly sized and distributed, just touching or slightly separated on branch.

Colours grey-green or brown, usually with orange or brown apical polyps.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Veron, J.E.N. (2000). Corals of the World Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville.

Other references

  • Babcock, R.C., G.D. Bull, P.L. Harrison, A.J. Heyward, J.K. Oliver, C.C. Wallace and B.L. Willis (1986). Synchronous spawnings of 105 scleractinian coral species on the Great Barrier Reef, Marine Biology, 90: 379-394. LIRS catalog number 300.
  • Berumen, M.L. (2000). Influence of diet and habitat on the condition of butterflyfish, M.Sc. thesis, James Cook University. LIRS catalog number 719.
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