species: Alveopora excelsa in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Alveopora excelsa
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Hexacorallia
Order Scleractinia
Family Acroporidae
Genus Alveopora
Species Alveopora excelsa
Status endangered

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



Dinesen (1983) recorded only one colony of this uncommon species in a survey of 127 caves, caverns and overhangs on the Great Barrier Reef. One hundred of those sites were in the Lizard Island area, 25 were in the Capricorn Bunker Group and two were at Keeper Reef off Townsville. The Alveopora colony was not from the Capricorn Bunker Group but the paper does not state whether it was from the Lizard Island area or Keeper Reef.

by Anne Hoggett


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Dinesen, Z.D. (1983). Shade-dwelling corals of the Great Barrier Reef, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 10: 173-185. LIRS catalog number 157.