831 species

Alveopora japonica

Eguchi, 1968


de Blainville, 1830

Characters: Colonies are small (less than 40 mm across) and hemispherical or encrusting. Septa have long and short fine spines which seldom connect. Tips of tentacles are knob-like.

Colour: Distinctive dark green with a white stripe on the top of tentacle tips.

Similar Species: Alveopora tizardi, which forms larger colonies with a different colouration.

Habitat: Found only in shallow, partly wave washed rocky foreshores nested among algae and soft corals.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Taxonomic References: Eguchi (1968); Veron (2000a);

Identification Guides: Nishihira and Veron (1995);

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