WoRMS taxon details

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

207485

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accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMeandrina crispa Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck [J.-B. M.] de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorUlophyllia crispa (Lamarck, 1816)) Lamarck [J.-B. M.] de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNote "Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality "Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986). [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription This is a submeandroid coral. In the Red Sea,...  
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 "Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986).  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality "Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986). [details]
Hoeksema, B. (2014). Oulophyllia crispa (Lamarck, 1816). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207485 on 2017-11-18

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1997-01-31 16:37:49Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorUlophyllia aspera Quelch, 1886) Quelch, J.J. 1886. Report on the reef-corals collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873–79. Zoology 16 (3): 1-203, pls. 1-12. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorUlophyllia maxima Rehberg, 1892) Rehberg, H. 1892. Neue and wenig bekannte Korallen. Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Naturwissenschaften Hamburg 12: 1-50. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMeandrina crispa Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck [J.-B. M.] de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorUlophyllia crispa (Lamarck, 1816)) Lamarck [J.-B. M.] de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorUlophyllia stokesiana Milne Edwards, 1857) Milne Edwards H (1857) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 2: 1-631. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMaeandrina crispa Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck [J.-B. M.] de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorUlophyllia bonhourei Gravier, 1910) Gravier C (1910) Sur quelques formes nouvelles de Madréporaires de la baie de Tadjourah. Bulletin du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle 16: 273-276. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria cooperi Gardiner, 1904) Gardiner J. S. (1904). Introduction, II. Astraeidae. In: Fauna and geography of the Maldives and Laccadives Archipelagoes, Cambridge. 2: 736-790. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria magna Gardiner, 1904) Gardiner J. S. (1904). Introduction, II. Astraeidae. In: Fauna and geography of the Maldives and Laccadives Archipelagoes, Cambridge. 2: 736-790. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria gigantea Yabe & Sugiyama, 1935) Yabe, H. & T. Sugiyama, 1935. Revised lists of the reef corals from the Japanese seas and of the fossil reef corals of the raised reefs and the Ryûkyû limestone of Japan. J. Geol. Soc. Japan 42 502: 379-403. [details]   

basis of record Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [details]   

additional source Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. & Wijsman-Best, M. 1977. Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part II. Families Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph series 3: 1–233. [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D.; Hoeksema, B.W. & van der Land, J. (2007). as a contribution to UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D.; Gershwin, L.; Brook, F.J.; Pugh, P.; Dawson, E.W.; Ocaña O.V.; Vervoort, W.; Williams, G.; Watson, J.E.; Opresko, D.M.; Schuchert, P.; Hine, P.M.; Gordon, D.P.; Campbell, H.J.; Wright, A.J.; Sánchez, J.A.; Fautin, D.G. (2009). Phylum Cnidaria: corals, medusae, hydroids, myxozoans. in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 59-101., available online at http://si-pddr.si.edu/handle/10088/8431 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Huang D, Benzoni F, Fukami H, Knowlton N, Smith ND, Budd AF (2014) Taxonomic classification of the reef coral families Merulinidae, Montastraeidae, and Diploastraeidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 171: 277–355. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorUlophyllia aspera Quelch, 1886) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. & Wijsman-Best, M. 1977. Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part II. Families Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph series 3: 1–233. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMaeandrina crispa Lamarck, 1816) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. & Wijsman-Best, M. 1977. Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part II. Families Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph series 3: 1–233. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorUlophyllia crispa (Lamarck, 1816)) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. & Wijsman-Best, M. 1977. Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part II. Families Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph series 3: 1–233. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorUlophyllia stuhlmanni Rehberg, 1892) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. & Wijsman-Best, M. 1977. Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part II. Families Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph series 3: 1–233. [details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorUlophyllia stuhlmanni Rehberg, 1892) Rehberg, H. 1892. Neue and wenig bekannte Korallen. Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Naturwissenschaften Hamburg 12: 1-50. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorUlophyllia maxima Rehberg, 1892) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. & Wijsman-Best, M. 1977. Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part II. Families Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph series 3: 1–233. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria magna Gardiner, 1904) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. & Wijsman-Best, M. 1977. Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part II. Families Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph series 3: 1–233. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria gigantea Yabe & Sugiyama, 1935) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. & Wijsman-Best, M. 1977. Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part II. Families Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph series 3: 1–233. [details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorUlophyllia bonhourei Gravier, 1910) Gravier, C. (1911). Les récifs de coraux et les Madréporaires de la baie de Tadjourah (Golfe d'Aden). Annales de l'Institut Océanographique de Monaco. 2(3), 1-101, pls 1-12. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria cooperi Gardiner, 1904) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. & Wijsman-Best, M. 1977. Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part II. Families Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph series 3: 1–233. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorUlophyllia stokesiana Milne Edwards, 1857) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. & Wijsman-Best, M. 1977. Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part II. Families Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph series 3: 1–233. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorUlophyllia cellulosa Quelch, 1886) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. & Wijsman-Best, M. 1977. Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part II. Families Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph series 3: 1–233. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorUlophyllia cellulosa Quelch, 1886) Quelch, J.J. 1886. Report on the reef-corals collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873–79. Zoology 16 (3): 1-203, pls. 1-12. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorUlophyllia bonhourei Gravier, 1910) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. & Wijsman-Best, M. 1977. Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part II. Families Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph series 3: 1–233. [details]   
 
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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 "Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

Host of
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCerioxynus oulophylliae Humes, 1986 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
LanguageName 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorintermediate valley coral  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorオオナガレサンゴ  [details]