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Intermediate Valley Coral

Oulophyllia crispa

Description:

Colonies are thick-plated or hemispherical and are frequently over a meter across. Valleys are typically short, broad, V-shaped, and have sharp upper margins. Septa are usually thin and slope uniformly to the columellae, which usually form well-defined centers. Paliform lobes may be present. Columellae are weakly developed.

Habitat:

This species of hard coral occurs in most reef environments, but especially in lagoons.

Notes:

Spotted this coral colony at a depth of less than 20 feet.

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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Jan 30, 2012
Submitted on Feb 1, 2012

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