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Alveopora viridis

Quoy and Gaimard, 1833

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.

Habitat: Lower reef slopes protected from wave action.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Scheer and Pillai (1983). Additional identification guide: Sheppard and Sheppard (1991).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Alveopora viridis.  null.  A columnar colony with polyps retracted.  Charlie Veron.

Alveopora viridis.null.A columnar colony with polyps retracted.Charlie Veron.

Alveopora viridis.  null.  Surface detail with polyps partly retracted.  Charlie Veron.

Alveopora viridis.null.Surface detail with polyps partly retracted.Charlie Veron.

Alveopora viridis.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Alveopora viridis.Red Sea.Showing corallites.

Alveopora viridis.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Alveopora viridis.Red Sea.Showing corallites.

Alveopora viridis.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Alveopora viridis.Red Sea.Showing corallites.