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Alveopora allingi

Hoffmeister, 1925

Colonies are encrusting or have short irregular lobes with rounded surfaces, or are columnar. Corallites have walls composed of interconnected rods and spines and long spine-like septa. Columellae are usually present and are sometimes well developed. Polyps are tightly compacted and are long, usually with slightly expanded tentacle tips.

Colour: Usually yellow, green or brown with white oral cones.

Habitat: Protected reef environments.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species: Alveopora gigas

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wells (1954), Veron and Pichon (1982). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Sheppard and Sheppard (1991), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Alveopora allingi.  Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia.  A large colony. The lobed structure of the underlying skeleton is masked by the long polyps.  Charlie Veron.

Alveopora allingi.Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia.A large colony. The lobed structure of the underlying skeleton is masked by the long polyps.Charlie Veron.

Alveopora allingi.  Norfolk Island, Coral Sea.  A carpet of long tentacles.  Charlie Veron.

Alveopora allingi.Norfolk Island, Coral Sea.A carpet of long tentacles.Charlie Veron.

Alveopora allingi.  null.  Polyps in the process of retracting.  Charlie Veron.

Alveopora allingi.null.Polyps in the process of retracting.Charlie Veron.

Alveopora allingi.  Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia.  Polyp detail.  Charlie Veron.

Alveopora allingi.Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia.Polyp detail.Charlie Veron.

Alveopora allingi.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Alveopora allingi.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.

Alveopora allingi.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Alveopora allingi.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.

Alveopora allingi.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Alveopora allingi.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.