Characters: Branches are evenly spaced, less than 10 millimetres thick and tapered, with blunt tips. Corallites have slightly prominent lower lips, or the coenosteum is smooth.
Colour: Pale brown with white branch tips.
Habitat: Shallow, usually turbid reef environments and deep water soft substrates. Sometimes also found on exposed upper reef slopes.
Abundance: Uncommon, but more abundant than other Anacropora.
Anacropora erecta Bernard, 1897
Anacropora gracilis Quelch, 1886
Anacropora reptans Bernard, 1897
Anacropora solida Quelch, 1886
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Anacropora (Genus) > Anacropora forbesi (Species)
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Veron
Similar Species: Anacropora reticulata and A. puertogalerae