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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlveopora spongiosa Dana, 1846 
AphiaID: 207198

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCnidaria (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthozoa (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexacorallia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScleractinia (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcroporidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlveopora (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlveopora spongiosa (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlveopora Blainville, 1830
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlveopora fijiensis Hoffmeister, 1932 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlveopora regularis Thiel, 1932 (synonymy)
Sources  original description Dana, J.D. 1846-1849. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Zoophytes 7: 1-740, 61 pls. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editornet coral  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Fiji [details]
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
South Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-West Pacific [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (34 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207198
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1998-06-02 12:05:09Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2014-04-13 09:56:48Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Alveopora spongiosa Dana, 1846. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207198 on 2014-12-28
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