List of Corals Proposed for US Endangered Species Status

01 Dec, 2012

Acropora verweyi, an Indo-Pacific stony coral proposed to be classified as Threatened. Image: Janine Cairns Michael from Aquarium Corals.

66 Species of stony corals that NOAA Fisheries is proposing for Endangered or Threatened Species Status (November 30, 2012)
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Proposed Endangered

Staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis)
Elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata)
Pillar coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus)
Boulder star coral (Montastraea annularis)
Mountainous star coral (Montastraea faveolata)
Star coral (Montastraea franksi)
Rough Cactus Coral (Mycetophyllia ferox)

Proposed Threatened Species

Lamarck’s Sheet Coral (Agaricia lamarcki)
Elliptical Star Coral (Dichocoenia stokesii)

Proposed Endangered

Millepora foveolata
Pocillopora elegans (E Pacific)
Acropora jacquelineae
Acropora lokani
Acropora rudis
Anacropora spinosa
Euphyllia paradivisa

Proposed Threatened
Millepora tuberosa
Pocillopora danae
Pocillopora elegans (Indo-Pacific)
Seriatopora aculeata
Acropora aculeus
Acropora acuminata
Acropora aspera
Acropora dendrum
Acropora donei
Acropora globiceps
Acropora horrida
Acropora listeria
Acropora microclados
Acropora palmerae
Acropora paniculata
Acropora pharaonis
Acropora polystoma
Acropora retusa
Acropora speciosa
Acropora striata
Acropora tenella

Acropora vaughani
Acropora verweyi
Anacropora puertogalerae
Astreopora cucullata
Isopora crateriformis
Isopora cuneata
Montipora angulata
Montipora australiensis
Montipora calcarea
Montipora caliculata
Montipora dilatata/flabellata/turgescens
Montipora lobulata
Montipora patula/verrilli
Alveopora allingi
Alveopora fenestrata

Alveopora verrilliana
Porites horizontalata
Porites napopora
Porites nigrescens
Acanthastrea brevis
Acanthastrea hemprichii
Acanthastrea ishigakiensis
Acanthastrea regularis
Pachyseris rugosa
Pectinia alcicornis
Barabattoia laddi
Pavona diffluens
Caulastrea echinulata
Euphyllia cristata
Euphyllia paraancora
Physogyra lichtensteini

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