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Alveopora minuta

Veron, 2000

Colonies are composed of short irregularly dividing knob-like branches. Corallites have no septa or one or two septa reduced to a single spine. A palisade of vertical spines occurs above the wall. Corallites are as small as many species of Porites (approximately 1 mm diameter) although this species always looks Alveopora-like underwater.

Colour: Greenish-brown.

Habitat: Rocky surfaces exposed to currents.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Alveopora verrilliana

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Alveopora minuta.  Indonesia.  A small colony.  Charlie Veron.

Alveopora minuta. Indonesia. A small colony. Charlie Veron.

Alveopora minuta.  Indonesia.  Surface detail.  Charlie Veron.

Alveopora minuta. Indonesia. Surface detail. Charlie Veron.

Alveopora minuta.  Indonesia.  Showing corallites.

Alveopora minuta. Indonesia. Showing corallites.

Alveopora minuta.  Indonesia.  Showing colony surface.

Alveopora minuta. Indonesia. Showing colony surface.

Alveopora minuta.  Indonesia.  Showing corallites.

Alveopora minuta. Indonesia. Showing corallites.

Alveopora minuta.  Indonesia.  Showing corallites.

Alveopora minuta. Indonesia. Showing corallites.