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Oulophyllia crispa

(Intermediate Valley Coral)

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zooxanthellate

Near Threatened

Threat status

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Intermediate Valley Coral

Description

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Habitat

Typically found in water with a depth of 0 to -6,069 meters (0 to -19,911 feet).[1]

Biome: Marine .

Ecology: This species occurs in shallow, tropical reef environments. It is found in most reef environments, but especially in lagoons . This is a fairly uncommon coral that appears to prefer reef slopes . Colonies may reach several metres in diameter (Wood 1983). This species is found on subtidal rock and rocky reefs. This species is found to 30 m. [2].

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Taxonomy

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Notes

Name Status: Accepted Name .

Comment: zooxanthellate

Last scrutiny: 2007

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Oulophyllia

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 2 species and subspecies in this genus:

O. bennettae (Intermediate Valley Coral) · O. crispa (Intermediate Valley Coral)

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Contributors

Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 05, 2008:

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Footnotes

  1. Mean = -390.590 meters (-1,281.463 feet), Standard Deviation = 1,352.800 based on 43,811 observations. Ocean depth information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
  2. DeVantier, L., Hodgson, G., Huang, D., Johan, O., Licuanan, A., Obura, D., Sheppard, C., Syahrir, M. & Turak, E. 2008. Oulophyllia crispa. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 03 February 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-05-23