831 species

Oculina valenciennesi

Milne Edwards and Haime, 1850


Gray, 1847

Characters: 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.

Similar Species: Oculina diffusa.

Habitat: Shallow rock substrates.

Abundance: Rare.

Taxonomic References: Roos (1971); Veron (2000a);

COTW History since Veron (2000a)
  • Family: All families are currently under review
  • Genus/species: No change