species: Alveopora catalai in ALA: Lizard Island (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Alveopora catalai


©Anne Hoggett: Polyps of Alveopora catalai at Cobia Hole, Lizard Island, each with 12 tentacles which is characteristic of the genus.

©Anne Hoggett: A small colony of Alveopora catalai (less than 15 cm wide) in a crevice at Cobia Hole, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Polyps of Alveopora catalai at Cobia Hole, Lizard Island. One near bottom right appears to be dividing - it has 24 tentacles and two mouths.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Scleractinia
Family Acroporidae
Genus Alveopora
Species Alveopora catalai
Status near threatened

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Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

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Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Rarely seen. The photographed colony appears to be the only record of the species in the Lizard Island area since one by Veron in the early 1980s (Atlas of Living Australia accessed 5 Aug 2018).

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