species: Acropora aspera in ALA: LIRS and surrounds using records to Oct. 2021 (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Acropora aspera

©Anne Hoggett: Acropora aspera on the reef flat at North Direction Island near Lizard Island. Identified by Zoe Richards.

©Anne Hoggett: Acropora aspera on the reef flat close to beach at North Direction Island in Dec 2011. This large stand was obliterated by cyclones and coral bleaching between 2014 and 2016.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Hexacorallia
Order Scleractinia
Family Acroporidae
Genus Acropora
Species Acropora aspera
Status vulnerable



Distinguishing features

Sparse branches with lipped radial corallites. (Contributed by Zoe Richards)


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Antonius, A. and D. Lipscomb (2001). First protozoan coral-killer identified in the Indo-Pacific, Atoll Research Bulletin, 481-493: 1-21. LIRS catalog number 846.
  • Berumen, M.L. (2000). Influence of diet and habitat on the condition of butterflyfish, M.Sc. thesis, James Cook University. LIRS catalog number 719.
  • Beukers, J.S. (1996). The relative roles of recruitment and post-recruitment processes in the regulation of a coral reef damselfish population, Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University, Townsville. LIRS catalog number 472.
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