831 species

Alveopora fenestrata

(Lamarck, 1816)


de Blainville, 1830

Characters: Colonies are generally hemispherical with the surface sometimes divided into lobes. Corallites have walls composed of compacted rods and spines. Septa are composed of tapered spines which are connected low in the corallite. Polyps are long, with long tapered tentacles giving a ragged appearance.

Colour: Grey or greenish-brown, sometimes with white oral cones.

Similar Species: Alveopora marionensis and A. verrilliana.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

COTW History since Veron (2000a)
  • Family: All families are currently under review
  • Genus/species: No change