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Alveopora spongiosa Dana, 1846

207198  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207198)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   
Note Fiji (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description This species grows mainly in the form of convoluted plates, with branch-like projections. Calices are rounded or angular,...  
Description This species grows mainly in the form of convoluted plates, with branch-like projections. Calices are rounded or angular, and walls are highly porous, being formed from a weak lattice of spines. Calice diameters range between 1.5 and 1.9 mm, which is at the lower end of the range described for this species. Septa are composed of slender spines, mostly about half calice radius or less, but with some meeting in the central axis deeper in the calices. The top of the walls bear short, upward pointing spines. This is by far the commonest Alveopora, occurring in a variety of reef habitats. It is almost certain to be easily located between 20 - 50 m deep on fore reef slopes. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>).

Colonies are thick plates or pillows with flat or undulating upper surface. Corallites are 1.9--2.6 mm in diameter, with long or short fine septal spines with seldom meet. Tips of polyp tentacles may be pointed or knob-like. Sometimes six large tentacles alternate with six small ones. Colour: usually uniform pale or dark brown, rarely green. Polyps sometimes have white tentacle tips. Abundance: Usually uncommon but colonies may be over 1m across in protected parts of upper reef slopes, and are conspicuous. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Alveopora spongiosa Dana, 1846. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207198 on 2018-11-18
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1998-06-02 12:05:09Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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original description Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

original description  (ofAlveopora fijiensis Hoffmeister, 1932) Hoffmeister JE (1932). Corals. In: Geology of Eua, Tonga. Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin 96: 1-93, pl. 22. [details]   

original description  (ofAlveopora regularis Thiel, 1932) Thiel, M.E. (1932). Madreporaria. Zugleich ein Versuch einer vergleichenden Oekologie der gefundenen Formen. Resultats scientifiques du Voyage aux Indes Orientales Neerlandaises. <em>Memoires du Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique.</em> 2(12): 1-177, pls. 1-21. [details]   

original description  (ofAlveopora alcalai Nemenzo, 1976) Nemenzo, F. 1976. Some new Philippine scleractinian reef corals. Natural and Applied Science Bulletin, University of the Philippines 28: 229-276, pls. 1-10. [details]   

basis of record Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D.; Hoeksema, B.W. & van der Land, J. (2007). as a contribution to UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D.; Gershwin, L.; Brook, F.J.; Pugh, P.; Dawson, E.W.; Ocaña O.V.; Vervoort, W.; Williams, G.; Watson, J.E.; Opresko, D.M.; Schuchert, P.; Hine, P.M.; Gordon, D.P.; Campbell, H.J.; Wright, A.J.; Sánchez, J.A.; Fautin, D.G. (2009). Phylum Cnidaria: corals, medusae, hydroids, myxozoans. <em>in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia.</em> pp. 59-101., available online at http://si-pddr.si.edu/handle/10088/8431 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Veron JEN, Pichon M (1982) Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part IV. Family Poritidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series 5: 1–159. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

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Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description This species grows mainly in the form of convoluted plates, with branch-like projections. Calices are rounded or angular, and walls are highly porous, being formed from a weak lattice of spines. Calice diameters range between 1.5 and 1.9 mm, which is at the lower end of the range described for this species. Septa are composed of slender spines, mostly about half calice radius or less, but with some meeting in the central axis deeper in the calices. The top of the walls bear short, upward pointing spines. This is by far the commonest Alveopora, occurring in a variety of reef habitats. It is almost certain to be easily located between 20 - 50 m deep on fore reef slopes. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>).

Colonies are thick plates or pillows with flat or undulating upper surface. Corallites are 1.9--2.6 mm in diameter, with long or short fine septal spines with seldom meet. Tips of polyp tentacles may be pointed or knob-like. Sometimes six large tentacles alternate with six small ones. Colour: usually uniform pale or dark brown, rarely green. Polyps sometimes have white tentacle tips. Abundance: Usually uncommon but colonies may be over 1m across in protected parts of upper reef slopes, and are conspicuous. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English net coral  [details]
Japanese アワユキサンゴ  [details]