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.
Dark green or brown with white margins.
Protected reef environments.
Echinophyllia echinata ,
Mycedium mancaoi ,
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Nemenzo (1979), Veron and Hodgson (1989).
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.Mergui Archipelago, north-western Indian Ocean.Tiers of fronds with ragged edges.Charlie Veron.
Oxypora crassispinosa.Tahiti.A small colony.Gustav Paulay.
Oxypora crassispinosa.Papua New Guinea.A frond.Charlie Veron.
Oxypora crassispinosa.Indonesia.Showing branch end.
Oxypora crassispinosa.Indonesia.Showing corallites.