831 species

Alveopora verrilliana

Dana, 1872


de Blainville, 1830

Characters: Colonies are composed of short irregularly dividing knob-like branches. Corallites have short blunt septal spines and a prominent palisade of vertical spines above the wall. Polyps are long when extended.

Colour: Dark greenish-brown, grey or chocolate, sometimes with white oral cones and/or tentacle tips.

Similar Species: Alveopora fenestrata, which is distinguished by growth-form, lack of spines around the corallites and larger corallites.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

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