This document serves as an interim guidance document to direct recovery efforts for 15 Indo-Pacific…
Acropora rudis coral
About The Species
Acropora rudis is a species of coral likely found in the central and eastern Indian Ocean from the Maldives to the western-most portion of Indonesia. Colonies of Acropora rudis are tree-shaped with large, tapered branches reaching a maximum size of 19.5 inches. Colonies are dark tan in color with pale branch tips.
Under the Endangered Species Act, NOAA Fisheries must list threatened and endangered marine species regardless of where they are found. Acropora rudis is listed as threatened under the ESA.
ESA Threatened - Foreign
- Throughout Its Range
On October 20, 2009, the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the National Marine Fisheries…