species: Acropora florida in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Acropora florida

©Anne Hoggett: Acropora florida at Big Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Acropora florida at Big Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Short stubby branches arise all around the main branch of Acropora florida; a small colony at MacGillivray Reef near Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Hexacorallia
Order Scleractinia
Family Acroporidae
Genus Acropora
Species Acropora florida
Status near threatened



Distinguishing features

Chunky colonies with thick branches and obvious round axial corallites. (Contributed by Zoe Richards)


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • 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.
  • Berumen, M.L. (2006). Influence of resource availability on life-history traits in coral-feeding butterflyfishes (Pisces: Chaetodontidae), Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University, Australia. LIRS catalog number 987.
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