Acropora is a genus of small polyp stony coral in the Phylum Cnidaria. Some of its species are known as table coral, elkhorn coral and staghorn coral. Over 149 species are described. Acropora is one of the major reef corals responsible for building the immense calcium carbonate substructure that supports the thin living skin of a reef.
The Acropora corals require high lighting and optimal reef conditions to be kept successfully.