Colonies are corymbose clumps, usually with neat evenly spaced delicate branchlets, but branchlets may be irregular and prostrate. Axial corallites are long and tubular. Radial corallites are arranged in a neat rosette and have slightly flaring lips.
Yellow, cream, green or blue. Colours may be bright with distinctively coloured corallite lips.
Upper reef slopes.
Common in the western Pacific and Red Sea, uncommon elsewhere.
Taxonomic note: Colonies from the western Indian Ocean and Red Sea have relatively thin and rounded corallite walls. They have traditionally been called Acropora eurystoma (Klunzinger, 1879). Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Veron and Wallace (1984), Wallace (1999). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995).
displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.