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Oxypora crassispinosa

Nemenzo, 1979

Colonies are thin explanate laminae that may be flat and horizontal or upright and highly convoluted. Plates have ragged margins. Corallites are small with few costae. One or two costae per corallite are very exsert, with irregular large teeth.

Colour: Dark green or brown with white margins.

Habitat: Protected reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Echinophyllia echinata , Mycedium mancaoi , Oxypora glabra

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Nemenzo (1979), Veron and Hodgson (1989).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Oxypora crassispinosa.  Philippines.  Colonies are commonly composed of irregular tiers of fronds.  Doug Fenner.

Oxypora crassispinosa.Philippines.Colonies are commonly composed of irregular tiers of fronds.Doug Fenner.

Oxypora crassispinosa.  Mergui Archipelago, north-western Indian Ocean.  Tiers of fronds with ragged edges.  Charlie Veron.

Oxypora crassispinosa.Mergui Archipelago, north-western Indian Ocean.Tiers of fronds with ragged edges.Charlie Veron.

Oxypora crassispinosa.  Tahiti.  A small colony.  Gustav Paulay.

Oxypora crassispinosa.Tahiti.A small colony.Gustav Paulay.

Oxypora crassispinosa.  Papua New Guinea.  A frond.  Charlie Veron.

Oxypora crassispinosa.Papua New Guinea.A frond.Charlie Veron.

Oxypora crassispinosa.  Indonesia.  Showing branch end.

Oxypora crassispinosa.Indonesia.Showing branch end.

Oxypora crassispinosa.  Indonesia.  Showing corallites.

Oxypora crassispinosa.Indonesia.Showing corallites.