This document serves as an interim guidance document to direct recovery efforts for 15 Indo-Pacific…
Acropora tenella coral
About The Species
Acropora tenella is a species of coral likely found in in the Coral Triangle area (the Philippines to Timor Leste and east to the Solomon Islands). There are also confirmed records of this species in southern Japan, Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands. Colonies of Acropora tenella have horizontal, plate-like colonies with flattened branches that usually have a central ridge. Colonies are cream colored with blue or white tips.
Under the Endangered Species Act, NOAA Fisheries must list threatened and endangered marine species regardless of where they are found. Acropora tenella is listed as threatened throughout its range under the ESA.
ESA Threatened - Foreign
- Throughout Its Range
On October 20, 2009, the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the National Marine Fisheries…