Acropora speciosa coral
About the Species
Acropora speciosa is a species coral likely distributed from Indonesia to the Marshall Islands in the western and central Pacific. It also occurs in the Maldives in the Indian Ocean and at least one site in French Polynesia. In the U.S. it might be found in the Pacific Remote Island Areas and American Samoa. Colonies of Acropora speciosa form thick cushions or bottlebrush branches. Colonies are cream or light brown in color with delicately colored branch tips. Acropora speciosa is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
NOAA Fisheries is committed to conserving and protecting Acropora speciosa. Our scientists and partners use a variety of innovative techniques to study, learn more about, and protect this species.
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- Throughout Its Range
Regulatory Actions & Documents
- Final Rule (79 FR 53852, September 10, 2014)
- Proposed Rule (77 FR 73219, December 7, 2012)
- 90-day Finding (75 FR 6616, February 10, 2010)