Anacropora spinosa NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.
ITIS Reports –Anacropora spinosa ITIS (the Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is a source for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.
FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video.Anacropora spinosa is a species of briar coral that can be found in the central Indo-Pacific, Southeast Asia, the Solomon Islands, Japan, the East China Sea and the oceanic west Pacific Ocean. It is also found in Rodrigues and the Andaman Islands. It occurs in shallow reefs, from depths of 5–15 m. It is particularly susceptible to coral bleaching, disease and reduction of coral reef habitats. species of coral likely to be found in the Coral Triangle area (the Philippines to Timor Leste and east to the Solomon Islands). It is also confirmed to occur in southern Japan. Colonies of Anacropora spinosa have compact branches,that are pale brown in color, occasionally with white tips.. Under the Endangered Species Act, NOAA Fisheries must list threatened
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|Threatened||11/13/2014||National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)||Wherever found|
|11/13/2014||79 FR 67356 67359||Adding 20 Coral Species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife|