Colonies have large upright cylindrical branches and may form stands more than 5 metres across. Horizontally fused basal branches are only developed in shallow water. Radial corallites are of mixed sizes and shapes and are rasp-like.
Cream, brown, blue, yellow and green. Individual colonies are uniform in colour except for the branch ends, which are pale.
Deep sandy lagoons to upper reef slopes.
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wells (1954), Veron and Wallace (1984), Wallace and Wolstenholme (1998, as A. intermedia), Wallace (1999, as A. intermedia). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Sheppard and Sheppard (1991), Nishihira and Veron (1995).
displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora nobilis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Thickets of long branches.Ed Lovell.