831 species

Alveopora viridis

Quoy and Gaimard, 1833


de Blainville, 1830

Characters: Colonies are submassive, sometimes forming columns. Corallites are as small as many species of Porites. Septal spines are of two lengths.

Colour: Grey-brown or greenish-brown.

Similar Species: Alveopora minuta. Readily mistaken for a Porites underwater.

Habitat: Lower reef slopes protected from wave action.

Abundance: Rare.

Taxonomic References: Scheer and Pillai (1983); Veron (2000a);

Identification Guides: Sheppard and Sheppard (1991);

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