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Oulophyllia levis. Vietnam. Variation in colour and surface detail of valleys. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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lexID: 4307 AphiaID: 430670 Scientific: Oulophyllia levis German: Großpolypige Steinkoralle English: Intermediate Valley Coral Category: Stony Corals LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Oulophyllia (Genus) > levis (Species) Initial determination: (Nemenzo, ), 1959 Occurrence: Australia, Bunaken, Cambodia, Chile, Guam, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Myanmar, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor, Vietnam Size: up to 11.81" (30 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) Food: Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 33 gal (~ 150L) Difficulty: Average Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2012-04-14 12:58:25
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Characters: Colonies are thick plates or are hemispherical. Valleys are usually perpendicular to the margins of plates, and are sinuous towards colony centres. They are short, broad (up to 20 mm), V-shaped and have sharp upper margins. Columellae are weakly developed.
Colour: Greenish- or yellowish-brown walls with yellow, green or pink valley floors.
Habitat: Most reef environments.
Similar species: Oulophyllia crispa
Coelogyra laevis Nemenzo, 1959
Coelogyra levis Nemenzo, 1959
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Oulophyllia (Genus) > Oulophyllia levis (Species)
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