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Oculina valenciennesi

Milne Edwards and Haime, 1850

Colonies are thickets of pencil-thick branches. Corallites are widely spaced, up to 4 millimetres diameter. Septa are in two alternating cycles and form a paliform crown. Costae form fine striae over the coenosteum surface.

Colour: Yellow.

Habitat: Shallow rock substrates.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Roos (1971).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Oculina valenciennesi.  Caribbean.  Showing corallites.

Oculina valenciennesi.Caribbean.Showing corallites.

Oculina valenciennesi.  Caribbean.  Showing branches.

Oculina valenciennesi.Caribbean.Showing branches.