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

©Andy Lewis: Acropora latistella

©Andy Lewis: Acropora latistella corallite detail. Note tubular appressed radial corallites quite tightly packed, which distinguishes this from Acropora aculeus where corallites are more spaced out. Yellow-brown-green colour also diagnostic, this species never fluoro green like Acropora aculeus.

©Anne Hoggett: Acropora latistella at Big Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island. Photo identified by Dr Zoe Richards who notes, "thick corymbose plates - flouro yellow (common colouration) radials thick appressed tubular, forming tiers".
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Hexacorallia
Order Scleractinia
Family Acroporidae
Genus Acropora
Species Acropora latistella
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Bonaldo, R.M. (2011). The ecosystem role of parrotfishes on coral reefs, PhD thesis, James Cook University. LIRS catalog number 1412.
  • Brooker, R,M., G.P. Jones and P.L. Munday (2012). Prey selectivity affects reproductive success of a corallivorous reef fish. Oecologia, DOI 10.1007/s00442-012-2521-7. LIRS catalog number 1547.
  • 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.
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