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Oulophyllia crispa (Lamarck, 1816)

207485  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207485)

accepted
Species
Coeloria cooperi Gardiner, 1904 · unaccepted (synonym)
Coeloria gigantea Yabe & Sugiyama, 1935 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Coeloria magna Gardiner, 1904 · unaccepted (synonym)
Maeandrina crispa Lamarck, 1816 · unaccepted (original combination, basionym)
Meandrina crispa Lamarck, 1816 · unaccepted (previous combination)
Oulophyllia aspera (Quelch, 1886) · unaccepted (synonymy)
Oulophyllia cellulosa (Quelch, 1886) · unaccepted (synonymy)
Ulophyllia aspera Quelch, 1886 · unaccepted (synonym)
Ulophyllia bonhourei Gravier, 1910 · unaccepted (synonym)
Ulophyllia cellulosa Quelch, 1886 · unaccepted (synonym)
Ulophyllia crispa (Lamarck, 1816) · unaccepted (changed combination)
Ulophyllia maxima Rehberg, 1892 · unaccepted (synonym)
Ulophyllia stuhlmanni Rehberg, 1892 · unaccepted (synonym)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
(of Meandrina crispa Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   
Holotype  (of Meandrina crispa Lamarck, 1816) MNHN...  
Holotype (of Meandrina crispa Lamarck, 1816) MNHN IK-2010-526, verbatimGeounit 'lOcéan indien?' (La... [details]
Note "Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality "Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description This is a submeandroid coral. In the Red Sea, its colonies are always small, rarely over 20 cm diameter, but are commonly...  
Description This is a submeandroid coral. In the Red Sea, its colonies are always small, rarely over 20 cm diameter, but are commonly up to 1 m in the rest of the Indian Ocean. Valleys are 10 to 15 mm wide and up to 1 cm deep. They have steep, sharply tapered walls, and centres are clearly marked within each series. This is fairly common on reef slopes below about 10 m deep, and is widespread. It is found where there is neither severe wave action nor heavy sedimentation. The coral is always an inconspicuous brown colour. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Colonies are usually massive and frequently exceed 1 m in diameter. Valleys are broad (up to 20 mm) and V-shaped. Septa are usually thin and slope uniformly to the columellae which usually form well-defined centres. Paliform lobes may be present. Valley walls have acute upper margins. Polyps are extended only at night and are large and fleshy with conspicuous white tips to the tentacles. When retracted, polyps have a coarse reptilian texture. Mouths are conspicuous. Colour: brown walls with pale-cream or pink valley floors. Abundance: occurs in most reef environments, especially in reef lagoons, but is seldom a major component of any coral community. (Veron, 1986 <57>)
Similar to Platygyra daedalea, but never as common. The height of the walls and width of the valleys are more pronounced but the coloration is usually not as striking. Colour: walls may be brown and the valleys a pale grey or pink, but the colonies are often an almost uniform pale green. Habitat: diverse. (Richmond, 1997) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Oulophyllia crispa (Lamarck, 1816). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207485 on 2022-07-01
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1997-01-31 16:37:49Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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original description  (of Ulophyllia aspera Quelch, 1886) Quelch JJ. (1886). Report on the Reef-corals collected by H.M.S. 'Challenger' during the years 1873-76. <em>Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873–1876. Zoology.</em> 16 (46): 1-203, pl. 1-12., available online at http://www.19thcenturyscience.org/HMSC/HMSC-Reports/Zool-46/README.htm [details]   

original description  (of Ulophyllia maxima Rehberg, 1892) Rehberg, H. (1892). Neue und wenig bekannte Korallen. <em>Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Naturwissenschaften Hamburg.</em> 12: 1-50. [details]   

original description  (of Ulophyllia stuhlmanni Rehberg, 1892) Rehberg, H. (1892). Neue und wenig bekannte Korallen. <em>Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Naturwissenschaften Hamburg.</em> 12: 1-50. [details]   

original description  (of Meandrina crispa Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (of Maeandrina crispa Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (of Ulophyllia stokesiana Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857) Milne Edwards H, Haime J. (1857). Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 2. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. 631 pp., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12403706 [details]   

original description  (of Ulophyllia cellulosa Quelch, 1886) Quelch JJ. (1886). Report on the Reef-corals collected by H.M.S. 'Challenger' during the years 1873-76. <em>Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873–1876. Zoology.</em> 16 (46): 1-203, pl. 1-12., available online at http://www.19thcenturyscience.org/HMSC/HMSC-Reports/Zool-46/README.htm [details]   

original description  (of Ulophyllia bonhourei Gravier, 1910) Gravier C (1910) Sur quelques formes nouvelles de Madréporaires de la baie de Tadjourah. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle 16: 273-276. [details]   

original description  (of Coeloria cooperi Gardiner, 1904) Gardiner JS. (1904). Madreporaria Parts I. and II: I. Introduction with notes on variation, II. Astraeidae. <em>Fauna and geography of the Maldives and Laccadives Archipelagoes, Cambridge.</em> 2: 736-790, pls. 59-64. [details]   

original description  (of Coeloria magna Gardiner, 1904) Gardiner JS. (1904). Madreporaria Parts I. and II: I. Introduction with notes on variation, II. Astraeidae. <em>Fauna and geography of the Maldives and Laccadives Archipelagoes, Cambridge.</em> 2: 736-790, pls. 59-64. [details]   

original description  (of Coeloria gigantea Yabe & Sugiyama, 1935) Yabe H, Sugiyama T. (1935). Revised list of the reef-corals from the Japanese seas and of the fossil reef corals of the raised reefs and the Ryukyu limestone of Japan. <em>Journal of the Geological Society of Japan.</em> 42: 379-403. [details]   

context source (Hexacorallia) Fautin, Daphne G. (2013). Hexacorallians of the World. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record Veron JEN. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em>  [details]   

additional source Veron JEN, Pichon M, Wijsman-Best M. (1977). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part II. Families Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph series.</em> 3: 1-233. [details]   

additional source Cairns SD, Hoeksema BW, van der Land J. (1999). Appendix: List of extant stony corals. <em>Atoll Research Bulletin.</em> 459: 13-46.
page(s): 30 [details]   

additional source Randall, R.H., 2003. An annotated checklist of hydrozoan and scleractinian corals collected from Guam and other Mariana Islands. Micronesica 35-36: 121-137.
page(s): 133 [details]   

additional source Cairns SD, Hoeksema BW, van der Land J. (2007). as a contribution to UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Liu, J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.</em>  [details]   

additional source Yabe H, Sugiyama T, Eguchi M. (1936). Recent reef-building corals from Japan and the South Sea Islands under the Japanese mandate. I. <em>The Science reports of the Tôhoku Imperial University, Sendai, 2nd Series (Geologie).</em> Special Volume 1: 1-66, pls. 1-59.
page(s): 3, 42, Pl. XXV, Pl. XXXIV [details]   

additional source Matthai G. (1928). A Monograph of the Recent meandroid Astraeidae. <em>Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History).</em> 7: 1-288, pls. 1-72. [details]   

additional source Yabe H, Sugiyama T. (1935). Revised list of the reef-corals from the Japanese seas and of the fossil reef corals of the raised reefs and the Ryukyu limestone of Japan. <em>Journal of the Geological Society of Japan.</em> 42: 379-403.
page(s): 384, 389, 395 [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D.; Gershwin, L.; Brook, F.J.; Pugh, P.; Dawson, E.W.; Ocaña O.V.; Vervoort, W.; Williams, G.; Watson, J.E.; Opresko, D.M.; Schuchert, P.; Hine, P.M.; Gordon, D.P.; Campbell, H.J.; Wright, A.J.; Sánchez, J.A.; Fautin, D.G. (2009). Phylum Cnidaria: corals, medusae, hydroids, myxozoans. <em>in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia.</em> pp. 59-101., available online at https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/8431 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Brüggemann, F. (1877). Notes on the stony corals in the collection of the British Museum. III. A revision of the Recent solitary Mussaceae. <em>Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 4.</em> 20: 300-313.
page(s): 312 [details]   

additional source Pillai CSG, Scheer G (1976) Report on the stony corals from the Maldive Archipelago. Results of the Xarifa Expedition 1957/58. Zoologica, Stuttgart 43 (126): 1-83, pls. 1-32. [details]   

additional source Crossland C (1952) Madreporaria, Hydrocorallinae, Heliopora and Tubipora. Scientific Report Great Barrier Reef Expedition 1928-29 VI(3): 85-257.
page(s): 91 [details]   

additional source Wijsman-Best M (1976) Biological results of the Snellius expedition: XXVII. Faviidae collected by the Snellius Expedition. II. The genera Favites, Goniastrea, Platygyra, Oulophyllia, Leptoria, Hydnophora and Caulastrea. Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden 50: 45-63. [details]   

additional source Wijsman-Best M (1972) Systematics and ecology of New Caledonian Faviinae (Coelenterata–Scleractinia). Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde 42: 3-90. [details]   

additional source Pichon, M.; Benzoni, F. (2007). Taxonomic re-appraisal of zooxanthellate Scleractinian Corals in the Maldive Archipelago. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 1441: 21–33.
page(s): 32 [details]   

additional source Huang D, Benzoni F, Fukami H, Knowlton N, Smith ND, Budd AF (2014) Taxonomic classification of the reef coral families Merulinidae, Montastraeidae, and Diploastraeidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 171: 277–355. [details]   

additional source Veron JEN, Marsh LM. (1988). Hermatypic corals of Western Australia : records and annotated species list. <em>Records Western Australian Museum Supplement.</em> 29: 1-136., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.60555
page(s): 32, 109 [details]   

additional source Pillai CSG. (1972). Stony corals of the seas around India. <em>Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Corals and Coral Reefs, 1969. Marine Biological Association of India Symposium.</em> 5: 191-216.
page(s): 207 [details]   

additional source Boshoff, P.H. (1981). An annotated checklist of Southern Africa Scleractinia. <em>Oceanographic Research Institute Investigational Report, Durban.</em> 49: 1-45.
page(s): 32 [details]   

additional source Randall RH, Myers RF. (1983). The corals. Guide to the Coastal Resources of Guam: Vol. 2. <em>University of Guam Press, Guam, pp. 128.</em>  [details]   

additional source Arrigoni R, Huang D, Berumen ML, Budd AF, Montano S, Richards ZT, Terraneo TI, Benzoni F. (2021). Integrative systematics of the scleractinian coral genera Caulastraea, Erythrastrea and Oulophyllia. <em>Zoologica Scripta.</em> 50(4): 509-527., available online at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/zsc.12481 [details]   

additional source Veron, J. E. N. (2000). Corals of the World, Volume III: Families Mussidae, Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae, Poritidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science. Townsville., volume 3, pp. 490.
page(s): 196-197 [details]   

additional source Milne Edwards, H.; Haime, J. (1849). Recherches sur les polypiers, quatrième mémoire. Monographie des astréides (1). Annales des Sciences Naturelles, 11, 3, 265-298
page(s): 268 [details]   

additional source Wells, J. W. (1954). Recent corals of the Marshall Islands: Bikini and nearby atolls, part 2, oceanography (biologic). U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 260(I): 385-486
page(s): 394, 398, 461-462 [details]   

additional source Pillai, C. S. G. (1983). Structure and generic diversity of recent Scleractinia of India. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 25, 1-2, 78-90
page(s): 87 [details]   

additional source Sheppard, C. R. C. (1985). Fringing reefs in the southern region, Jeddah to Jizan. Fauna of Saudi Arabia, 7, 37-58
page(s): 45 [details]   

additional source Kühlmann, D. H. H. (2006). Die Steinkorallensammlung im Naturhistorischen Museum in Rudolstadt (Thüringen) nebst ökologischen Bemerkungen. Rudolstädter Naturhistorische Schriften, 13, 37-113
page(s): 63, 94, 111 [details]   

additional source Wallace, C. C.; Fellegara, I.; Muir, P. R.; Harrison, P. L. (2009). The scleractinian corals of Moreton Bay, eastern Australia: high latitude, marginal assemblages with increasing species richness. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 54, 2
page(s): 2, 11, 15, 21, 77, 78 [details]   
 
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Holotype (of Meandrina crispa Lamarck, 1816) MNHN IK-2010-526, verbatimGeounit 'lOcéan indien?' (La... [details]
Nontype (of Oulophyllia aspera (Quelch, 1886)) HLD X2: 154-1, geounit Indian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 41992, geounit Palau Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 50717, geounit Micronesian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 50774, geounit Micronesian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 53070, geounit Marshall Islands Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 56554, geounit Palau Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 56555, geounit Palau Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype NMSR 8642, geounit Sudanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 249-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 405-83, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 456-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 459-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 487-84, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 498-84, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 51-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 939-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 942-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 964-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Paratype (of Coeloria gigantea Yabe & Sugiyama, 1935) IGPS 39785, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Paratype (of Coeloria gigantea Yabe & Sugiyama, 1935) IGPS 40741, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Paratype (of Coeloria gigantea Yabe & Sugiyama, 1935) IGPS 48208, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description This is a submeandroid coral. In the Red Sea, its colonies are always small, rarely over 20 cm diameter, but are commonly up to 1 m in the rest of the Indian Ocean. Valleys are 10 to 15 mm wide and up to 1 cm deep. They have steep, sharply tapered walls, and centres are clearly marked within each series. This is fairly common on reef slopes below about 10 m deep, and is widespread. It is found where there is neither severe wave action nor heavy sedimentation. The coral is always an inconspicuous brown colour. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Colonies are usually massive and frequently exceed 1 m in diameter. Valleys are broad (up to 20 mm) and V-shaped. Septa are usually thin and slope uniformly to the columellae which usually form well-defined centres. Paliform lobes may be present. Valley walls have acute upper margins. Polyps are extended only at night and are large and fleshy with conspicuous white tips to the tentacles. When retracted, polyps have a coarse reptilian texture. Mouths are conspicuous. Colour: brown walls with pale-cream or pink valley floors. Abundance: occurs in most reef environments, especially in reef lagoons, but is seldom a major component of any coral community. (Veron, 1986 <57>)
Similar to Platygyra daedalea, but never as common. The height of the walls and width of the valleys are more pronounced but the coloration is usually not as striking. Colour: walls may be brown and the valleys a pale grey or pink, but the colonies are often an almost uniform pale green. Habitat: diverse. (Richmond, 1997) [details]

Type locality "Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986). [details]
LanguageName 
English intermediate valley coral  [details]
Japanese オオナガレサンゴ  [details]