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Alveopora japonica

Eguchi, 1968

Colonies are small (less than 40 mm across) and hemispherical or encrusting. Septa have long and short fine spines which seldom connect. Tips of tentacles are knob-like.

Colour: Distinctive dark green with a white stripe on the top of tentacle tips.

Habitat: Found only in shallow, partly wave washed rocky foreshores nested among algae and soft corals.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Alveopora tizardi

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Eguchi (1968). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Alveopora japonica.  null.  This species occurs only as small colonies in shallow non-reef habitats.  null.

Alveopora japonica.null.This species occurs only as small colonies in shallow non-reef habitats.null.

Alveopora japonica.  null.  Typical colour and appearance of polyps.  null.

Alveopora japonica.null.Typical colour and appearance of polyps.null.

Alveopora japonica.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Alveopora japonica.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing corallites.

Alveopora japonica.  Mainland Japan.  Showing corallites.

Alveopora japonica.Mainland Japan.Showing corallites.

Alveopora japonica.  Mainland Japan.  Showing corallites.

Alveopora japonica.Mainland Japan.Showing corallites.