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

©Anne Hoggett: Acropora microclados at Snake Pit near Lizard Island. Identified by Dr Zoe Richards: Uneven corymbose plate, incipient axial corallites on some branches, exert tubular radials, pale colouration.

©Steve Doo: This colony is tentatively identified as Acropora microclados by Dr Zoe Richards. Sperm/egg bundles can be seen at the mouth of many polyps indicating it is about to spawn. Big Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island, 16 Nov 2011.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Hexacorallia
Order Scleractinia
Family Acroporidae
Genus Acropora
Species Acropora microclados
Status vulnerable



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Dinsdale, E.A. (2002). Abundance of black-band disease on corals from one location on the Great Barrier Reef: a comparison with abundance in the Caribbean region, "Proceedings of the 6th International Coral Reef Symposium".2, : 1239-1243. LIRS catalog number 844.
  • Dornelas, M. (2006). Coral assemblages and neutral theory. PhD thesis, James Cook University. LIRS catalog number 1626.
  • Dornelas, M. and S.R. Connolly (2008). Multiple modes in a coral species abundance distribution, Ecology Letters, 11: 1008-1016. LIRS catalog number 1145.
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