Colonies are caespitose, composed of thin branches which interlock in three dimensions. Axial corallites are tubular. Radial corallites vary in shape along branches, but are primarily tubular with nariform openings.
Taxonomic note: Acropora tizardi was incorrectly considered a lightly calcified form of A. cerealis by Veron and Wallace (1984). Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Brook?s original description/specimens, Wells (1954).
displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora tizardi.Indonesia.Irregular clumps of interlocking branches.Charlie Veron.