Characters: Colonies are encrusting or have short irregular lobes with rounded surfaces, or are columnar. Corallites have walls composed of interconnected rods and spines and long spine-like septa. Columellae are usually present and are sometimes well developed. Polyps are tightly compacted and are long, usually with slightly expanded tentacle tips.
Colour: Usually yellow, green or brown with white oral cones.
Habitat: Protected reef environments.
Abundance: Usually uncommon.
Similar species: Alveopora gigas
Alveopora mortenseni Crossland, 1952
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Alveopora (Genus) > Alveopora allingi (Species)
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wells (1954), Veron and Pichon (1982). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Sheppard and Sheppard (1991), Nishihira and Veron (1995).