WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlveopora 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. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNote Fiji (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription This species grows mainly in the form of...  
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]
Hoeksema, B. (2014). Alveopora spongiosa Dana, 1846. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207198 on 2017-12-15

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1998-06-02 12:05:09Z
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original description Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlveopora 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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlveopora 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. Memoires du Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique. 2(12): 1-177, pls. 1-21. [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. China Science Press. 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. in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. 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]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlveopora fijiensis Hoffmeister, 1932) Veron JEN, Pichon M (1982) Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part IV. Family Poritidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series 5: 1–159. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlveopora regularis Thiel, 1932) Veron JEN, Pichon M (1982) Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part IV. Family Poritidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series 5: 1–159. [details]   
 
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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 Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

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English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editornet coral  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorアワユキサンゴ  [details]