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Family Poritidae

INDO-PACIFIC

Alveopora verrilliana

Tutuila, American Samoa

PRICKLY ALVEOPORA

Uncommon on shallow reefs.  Forms clumps of stubby columns, polyps long, green, gray or brown with light tips.  Skeletally it is easily identified by tall spines around each calyx.  Indo-Pacific, excluding Hawaii.

All coral skeletons illustrated are from scientific collections taken prior to 1998.