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

©Anne Hoggett: Acropora divaricata at Osprey Islet, Lizard Island Group (different colony to other photo from same location). Identified by Zoe Richards.

©Anne Hoggett: Close-up of Acropora divaricata branches at Osprey Island, Lizard Island Group. Identified by Zoe Richards.

©Anne Hoggett: Acropora divaricata at the lagoon bommie, Lizard Island. Enlarge image to see branches that are bare of corallites on the upper surface.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Hexacorallia
Order Scleractinia
Family Acroporidae
Genus Acropora
Species Acropora divaricata
Status near threatened



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Bishop, D.G. and J.R. Kenrick (1980). Fatty acid composition of symbiotic zooxanthellae in relation to their hosts, Lipids, 15(15): 799-804. LIRS catalog number 43.
  • Bonaldo, R.M. (2011). The ecosystem role of parrotfishes on coral reefs, PhD thesis, James Cook University. LIRS catalog number 1412.
  • 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.
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