Oulophyllia

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Oulophyllia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Scleractinia
Family: Merulinidae
Genus: Oulophyllia
Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 [1]
Species
See text
Synonyms
  • Coelogyra Nemenzo, 1959
  • Ulophyllia Milne Edwards, 1857

Oulophyllia is a genus of stony corals in the family Merulinidae. Members of this genus are native to the tropical western and central Indo-Pacific region.

Characteristics[edit]

The colonies of these corals are massive and form dome-shaped mounds, similar to Favites, but the corallites are arranged in valleys with broad ridges between them.[2]

Species[edit]

The following species are currently recognized by the World Register of Marine Species :[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hoeksema, Bert (2015). "Oulophyllia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848". WoRMS. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2015-06-16.
  2. ^ Hoeksema, Bert; van Ofwegen, L. "Genus Oulophyllia". Reef Corals of the Indo-Malayan Seas. Marine Species Identification Portal. Retrieved 2015-06-16.