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Oculina valenciennesi   Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1850

ivory tree coral

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Oculina valenciennesi   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Oculinidae
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Main reference
Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 0.4 cm CORD male/unsexed; (Ref. 847)

Environment
Reef-associated

Climate / Range
Tropical; 33°N - 8°N, 98°W - 50°W (Ref. 847)

Distribution
Western Central Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.
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Short description
Colonies are thickets of pencil-thick branches. Corallites are widely spaced and up to 4 mm in diameter. Usually yellow.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in shallow rock substrates (Ref. 847) Members of the class Anthozoa are either gonochoric or hermaphroditic. Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans




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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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