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7. Alveopora minuta


Within the genus Alveopora, there are 12 species, most of which, like A. minuta, are poorly documented in terms of their biology and ecology.

Little is known about this species’ reproductive habits. Other species in the Alveopora genus are known to be hermaphroditic, that is, possess both male and female reproductive organs. It is likely that this species shares this attribute. Studies have also shown another Alveopora species is capable of reaching sexual maturity within 3 years. Again, Alveopora minuta may well be similar in this respect.

It is known to be widespread but rare throughout its range and like many other EDGE coral species it is targeted for the aquarium trade due to its attractive appearance.

There is no species-specific information on this species but it is thought to be in decline due to loss of reef habitat.

  • Order: Scleractinia
  • Family: Poritidae
  • Trend: unknown
  • Depth Range (m): 1 - 20

EDGE Score

EDGE Score: 4.41 (?)
ED Score: 9.31 (?)
GE / IUCN Red List (?)
Not Evaluated Data Deficient Least Concern Near Threatened Vulnerable Endangered Critically Endangered Extinct in the Wild Extinct


This species is found in the central Indo-Pacific, including the Solomon Islands.

Habitat and Ecology

Alveopora minuta is a rare, reef building coral that inhabits exposed rocky substrates subject to moderate water currents generally down to depths of 20 m.

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This wordcloud illustrates the threats facing this species. The size of each word indicates the extent of a species range that is affected by that threat (larger size means a greater area is affected). The colour of the word indicates how much that threat impacts the species (darker shades of red mean the threat is more severe).

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Source: The IUCN List of Threatened Species. Version 2017.1.
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