Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

Alveopora is distinguished by its very light and porous skeletal structure in which septa are reduced to being rows of small spines. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>). Colonies are massive or branching, often with irregular shapes. The skeletal structure is very light, consisting of interconnecting rods and spines. Corallites have walls that are very perforated and septa that are mostly composed of fine spines which may meet in the centre forming a columella tangle. Polyps are large and fleshy and are normally extended day and night. They have 12 tentacles, often with swollen knob-like tips. (Veron, 1986 <57>)
  • Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 149 specimens in 16 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 97 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.5 - 50
  Temperature range (°C): 22.069 - 28.529
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.038 - 0.584
  Salinity (PPS): 33.455 - 35.539
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.508 - 4.969
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.067 - 0.221
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.900 - 5.365

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.5 - 50

Temperature range (°C): 22.069 - 28.529

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.038 - 0.584

Salinity (PPS): 33.455 - 35.539

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.508 - 4.969

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.067 - 0.221

Silicate (umol/l): 0.900 - 5.365
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records:2
Specimens with Sequences:1
Specimens with Barcodes:1
Species:2
Species With Barcodes:1
Public Records:1
Public Species:1
Public BINs:1
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Genomic DNA is available from 2 specimens with morphological vouchers housed at Queensland Museum
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Wikipedia

Alveopora

Alveopora is a genus of colonial stony corals in the family Poritidae. Members of this genus are native to the Indo-Pacific region and are often found on reef slopes in turbid water. They are generally uncommon.[2]

Characteristics[edit]

Alveopora has a very light and porous skeleton consisting of interconnecting rods and spines. The colonies are either massive or branching and often have irregular shapes. The corallites have walls that are very perforated and septa that are mostly composed of fine spines which may meet in the centre forming a tangle of columella. The polyps are large and fleshy and are normally extended both day and night. They have twelve tentacles, often with swollen knob-like tips.[1] They have symbiotic zooxanthellae in their tissues and are usually white, pale grey, cream or light brown, sometimes with contrasting coloured tentacles.[2]

Species[edit]

This genus contains the following species:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Martinez, Olga (2013). "Alveopora de Blainville, 1830". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  2. ^ a b "Genus Alveopora". Reef Corals of the Indo-Malayan Seas. Marine Species Identification Portal. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
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