species: Alveopora sp. in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Alveopora sp.


©Anne Hoggett: Colony of Alveopora sp. with many short lobes on the reef flat south of Lizard Head, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Polyps of Alveopora sp. on the reef flat south of Lizard Head, Lizard Island. Twelve tentacles per polyp is diagnostic for Alveopora. In this species, the tentacles are shaggy, and tapering.

©Anne Hoggett: Lobes of Alveopora sp. on the reef flat south of Lizard Head, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Scleractinia
Family Acroporidae
Genus Alveopora
Species Alveopora sp.

Distinguishing features

Colonies with short, rounded lobes. Polyps extended during the day, Goniopora-like but with only twelve tentacles. Tentacles long and tapering, giving colony a shaggy appearance.

This species could be Alveopora allingi, A. fenestrata, or A. verrilliana according to characters listed in Corals of the World (accessed 5 Mar 2022).

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

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Distribution

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