Elkhorn coral is present in coral reefs from southern Florida southward to the northern coasts of Venezuela. The coral has native populations throughout this range, most notably in the Bahamas and the Caribbean.
Biogeographic Regions: atlantic ocean (Native )
- NOAA Fisheries, 2002. "General Fact Sheet: Atlantic Acropora Corals" (On-line pdf). NOAA Fisheries. Accessed December 05, 2007 at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/pdfs/species/acropora_factsheet.pdf.
- National Marine Fisheries Service, 2008. "Elkhorn Coral (Acropora palmata)" (On-line). Office of Protected Resources, Species Information. Accessed December 20, 2008 at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/invertebrates/elkhorncoral.htm.