831 species

Oulophyllia levis

(Nemenzo, 1959)


Milne Edwards and Haime, 1848

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.

Similar Species: Oulophyllia crispa, which is less colourful and has slightly larger valleys with less developed columellae.

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Taxonomic Note: Not always clearly delineated from Oulophyllia crispa unless both species occur together.

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