Acropora hoeksemai Wallace, 1997
photo by Veron, Charlie (J.E.N.)

Family:  Acroporidae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  reef-associated; marine
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found subtidally on outer reefs, reef slopes or ledges on walls and submerged reefs (Ref. 86439). Members of the class Anthozoa are either gonochoric or hermaphroditic. Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 (A4ce) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 18.02.10

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