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Oulophyllia levis

(Nemenzo, 1959)

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.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Oulophyllia crispa

Taxonomic note: Taxonomic note: This species was previously considered a synonym of Oulophyllia crispa. Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Nemenzo (1959). Additional identification guide: Nemenzo (1986).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Oulophyllia levis.  Philippines.  A small massive colony.  Charlie Veron.

Oulophyllia levis.Philippines.A small massive colony.Charlie Veron.

Oulophyllia levis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Variation in colour and surface detail of valleys.  Charlie Veron.

Oulophyllia levis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Variation in colour and surface detail of valleys.Charlie Veron.

Oulophyllia levis.  Vietnam.  Variation in colour and surface detail of valleys.  Charlie Veron.

Oulophyllia levis.Vietnam.Variation in colour and surface detail of valleys.Charlie Veron.

Oulophyllia levis.  Philippines.  Variation in colour and surface detail of valleys.  Charlie Veron.

Oulophyllia levis.Philippines.Variation in colour and surface detail of valleys.Charlie Veron.

Oulophyllia levis.  Philippines.  Showing valleys.

Oulophyllia levis.Philippines.Showing valleys.

Oulophyllia levis.  Philippines.  No text reqd.

Oulophyllia levis.Philippines.No text reqd.