Seriatopora aculeata coral

Picture of Seriatopora aculeata coral.

About The Species

Seriatopora aculeata is a species of coral likely distributed mostly within the Coral Triangle area (the Philippines to Timor Leste and east to the Solomon Islands), as well as adjacent areas in the western Pacific from the Mariana Islands down to New Caledonia. In addition, it is considered to occur in Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Colonies of Seriatopora aculeata have pencil-thick, short, tapered branches, usually in fused clumps. Colonies are pink or cream in color. Seriatopora aculeata is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

NOAA Fisheries is committed to conserving and protecting Seriatopora aculeata. Our scientists and partners use a variety of innovative techniques to study, learn more about, and protect this species.

Learn more about Seriatopora aculeata (pdf, 385K).

Status

ESA Threatened

throughout its range

Scientific Classification