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Alveopora fenestrata

(Lamarck, 1816)

Colonies are generally hemispherical with the surface 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 tentacles giving a ragged appearance.

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

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron and Pichon (1982). Additional identification guide: Veron (1986).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Alveopora fenestrata.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  A small hemispherical colony in a wave washed habitat.  Ed Lovell.

Alveopora fenestrata.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.A small hemispherical colony in a wave washed habitat.Ed Lovell.

Alveopora fenestrata.  Papua New Guinea.  The typically mop-likeappearance of colonies with extended polyps of varying sizes.  Charlie Veron.

Alveopora fenestrata.Papua New Guinea.The typically mop-likeappearance of colonies with extended polyps of varying sizes.Charlie Veron.

Alveopora fenestrata.  Philippines.  Polyp detail.  Charlie Veron.

Alveopora fenestrata.Philippines.Polyp detail.Charlie Veron.

Alveopora fenestrata.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing colony shape.

Alveopora fenestrata.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing colony shape.

Alveopora fenestrata.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing colony shape.

Alveopora fenestrata.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing colony shape.

Alveopora fenestrata.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallite detail.

Alveopora fenestrata.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallite detail.

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

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

Alveopora fenestrata.  Locality not recorded.  No text reqd.

Alveopora fenestrata.Locality not recorded.No text reqd.