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Alveopora tizardi

Bassett-Smith, 1890

Colonies are flat or undulating plates. Corallites usually have regularly tapered septal spines. Polyps are short with knob-like tentacle tips.

Colour: Pale pinkish-brown to bright pink, sometimes with grey oral discs and white tentacle tips.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species: Alveopora japonica

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: 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 tizardi.  Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia.  A large lobed colony.  Ed Lovell.

Alveopora tizardi.Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia.A large lobed colony.Ed Lovell.

Alveopora tizardi.  Tanzania.  This species commonly forms small colonies growing from crevices. Tentacles retract quickly if disturbed.  Charlie Veron.

Alveopora tizardi.Tanzania.This species commonly forms small colonies growing from crevices. Tentacles retract quickly if disturbed.Charlie Veron.

Alveopora tizardi.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Polyp detail.  Roger Steene.

Alveopora tizardi.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Polyp detail.Roger Steene.

Alveopora tizardi.  Indonesia.  Polyp detail.  Valerie Taylor.

Alveopora tizardi.Indonesia.Polyp detail.Valerie Taylor.

Alveopora tizardi.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Alveopora tizardi.Philippines.Showing corallites.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alveopora tizardi.  South China Sea.  No text reqd.

Alveopora tizardi.South China Sea.No text reqd.