Acropora formosa   (Dana, 1846)


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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Acroporidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 25 m (Ref. 8294).  Tropical; 30°N - 34°S, 27°E - 135°W (Ref. 846)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific. Tropical and subtropical.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 49.0 cm COLD male/unsexed; (Ref. 269); common length : 49.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 269)

Short description Morphology

This is the classic "staghorn coral", with aborescent growth form and branches usually less than 50 cm in length. Colonies are composed of smooth appearing, straight branches less than 2 cm thick; branching is irregular such that colonies from thickets which often dominate large areas of lagoon in shallow and intermediate depths (Ref. 269).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Depth based from occurrence record (Ref. 8294); to be replaced with a better reference. Dominates large areas of lagoon in shallow and intermediate depths (Ref. 269). Has high bleaching level and high estimated mortality in Palau (Ref. 66144). Hermaphroditic (Ref. 113712). Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Hermaphroditic (Ref. 113712). Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end (Ref. 833).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Hodgson, G. 1998. (Ref. 269)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Near Threatened (NT) ; Date assessed: 03 January 2008

CITES status (Ref. 108899)


CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Hexacorallians of the World | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.8 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 3503 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown