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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOulophyllia crispa (Lamarck, 1816) 
AphiaID: 207485

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCnidaria (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthozoa (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexacorallia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScleractinia (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerulinidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOulophyllia (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOulophyllia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria cooperi Gardiner, 1904 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria gigantea Yabe & Sugiyama, 1935 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria magna Gardiner, 1904 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMaeandrina crispa Lamarck, 1816 (original combination, basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMeandrina crispa Lamarck, 1816 (previous combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUlophyllia aspera Quelch, 1886 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUlophyllia bonhourei Gravier, 1910 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUlophyllia cellulosa Quelch, 1886 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUlophyllia crispa (Lamarck, 1816) (previous combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUlophyllia maxima Rehberg, 1892 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUlophyllia stokesiana Milne Edwards, 1857 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUlophyllia stuhlmanni Rehberg, 1892 (synonym)
Sources  basis of record Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorintermediate valley coral  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRodriguez [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
South Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-West Pacific [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCerioxynus oulophylliae Humes, 1986 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (5 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (17 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (13 nucleotides; 9 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription This is a submeandroid coral. In the Red Sea, its colonies are always small, rarely over 20 cm diameter, but are commonly up to 1 m in the rest of the Indian Ocean. Valleys are 10 to 15 mm wide and up to 1 cm deep. They have steep, sharply tapered walls, and centres are clearly marked within each series. This is fairly common on reef slopes below about 10 m deep, and is widespread. It is found where there is neither severe wave action nor heavy sedimentation. The coral is always an inconspicuous brown colour. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Colonies are usually massive and frequently exceed 1 m in diameter. Valleys are broad (up to 20 mm) and V-shaped. Septa are usually thin and slope uniformly to the columellae which usually form well-defined centres. Paliform lobes may be present. Valley walls have acute upper margins. Polyps are extended only at night and are large and fleshy with conspicuous white tips to the tentacles. When retracted, polyps have a coarse reptilian texture. Mouths are conspicuous. Colour: brown walls with pale-cream or pink valley floors. Abundance: occurs in most reef environments, especially in reef lagoons, but is seldom a major component of any coral community. (Veron, 1986 <57>)
Similar to Platygyra daedalea, but never as common. The height of the walls and width of the valleys are more pronounced but the coloration is usually not as striking. Colour: walls may be brown and the valleys a pale grey or pink, but the colonies are often an almost uniform pale green. Habitat: diverse. (Richmond, 1997) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: "Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207485
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-01-31 16:37:49Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2014-03-16 13:26:33Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Oulophyllia crispa (Lamarck, 1816). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207485 on 2014-09-30
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