Lizard Island Field Guide: Lizard Island Field Guide: description of species: Acropora aculeus
Acropora aculeus


©Andy Lewis: A. aculeus in shallow water in the lagoon entrance channel.

©Andy Lewis: Corallite detail in A. aculeus. Intense fluoro green colour is diagnostic.

©Anne Hoggett: Acropora aculeus at lagoon bommie, Lizard Island. Photo identified by Dr Charlie Veron.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Scleractinia
Family Acroporidae
Genus Acropora
Species Acropora aculeus
Status vulnerable

Colours

         

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

  • Cumming, R.L. (1996). The corallivorous gastropods Drupella cornus, D. fragum and D. rugosa: ecology and impact on coral communities at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University, Townsville. LIRS catalog number 473.
  • Cumming, R.L. (2009). Case study: impact of Drupella spp. on reef-building corals of the Great Barrier Reef. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Research Publication, 97: 1-51. LIRS catalog number 1628.
  • Dinesen, Z.D. (1983). Shade-dwelling corals of the Great Barrier Reef, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 10: 173-185. LIRS catalog number 157.
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