Characters: Colonies are upright or prostrate tangles of branches up to one metre across. Branches are thin and delicate. Axial corallites are long and tubular. Radial corallites are mostly small and tubular to pocket-shaped with sharp edges.
Colour: Reddish-brown, with blue or white axial corallites.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments protected from strong wave action.
Abundance: Uncommon except on some sheltered reef slopes.
Similar species: Acropora filiformis , Acropora kirstyae