Coral Fact Sheets
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.
Shallow rock substrates.
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Roos (1971).
Oculina valenciennesi.Caribbean.Showing corallites.
Oculina valenciennesi.Caribbean.Showing branches.