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Oulophyllia levis

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

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lexID:
4307 
AphiaID:
430670 
Scientific:
Oulophyllia levis 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Intermediate Valley Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Oulophyllia (Genus) > levis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Nemenzo, ), 1959 
Occurrence:
Chile, Cambodia, Myanmar, Northern Mariana Islands, Vietnam, India, Australien, Bunaken, Filippinerne, Guam, Indiske ocean, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Japan, Java, Malaysia, Marshall øerne, Mauritius , Mikronesien , Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Salomonøerne, Singapore, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Sydkinesiske hav, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor 
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
fytoplankton, Plankton, zooplankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 150 Liter 
Difficulty:
Average 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2012-04-14 12:58:25 

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Characters: 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

Synonyms:
Coelogyra laevis Nemenzo, 1959
Coelogyra levis Nemenzo, 1959

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Oulophyllia (Genus) > Oulophyllia levis (Species)

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