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Milne Edwards and Haime, 1849

Acrhelia horrescens (6)

Type species: Acrhelia sebae Milne Edwards and Haime, 1849 (= A. horrescens (Dana, 1846)

Total number of species estimated: 3.

Characteristics: Corals zooxanthellate; branching. Polyps (corallites) with pointed septa, shaped like crowns (Veron and Pichon, 1979). Colour cream, light to dark brown or greenish.

Ecology: Most common on sheltered reef slopes.

Range: West Pacific, eastern Indonesia to Vanuatu.

Additional remarks: The distinction with Galaxea is arbitrary since specimens of Galaxea cf. prolifera Nemenzo and Ferraris, 1982 also tend to be branching.

Key references: Veron and Pichon, 1979; Veron, 1986.

Genus Acrhelia