Alveopora viridisis commonly referred to as Stony Coral, Flowerpot Coral, Daisy Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Alveopora viridis are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Alveopora viridis, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Alveopora viridis, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Quoy and Gaimard, 1833
Characters: Colonies are submassive, sometimes forming columns. Corallites are as small as many species of Porites. Septal spines are of two lengths.
Colour: Grey-brown or greenish-brown.
Habitat: Lower reef slopes protected from wave action.
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Scheer and Pillai (1983). Additional identification guide: Sheppard and Sheppard (1991).