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Family: Oculinidae (See list of species below)

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32 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Acrhelia horrescens
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Bathelia candida
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Cyathelia axillaris
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Galaxea acrhelia
[Stony hard coral]
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Galaxea alta
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Galaxea astreata
[Octopus coral]


Galaxea cryptoramosa
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Galaxea fascicularis
[Galaxy coral]


Galaxea horrescens
[Hard coral]


Galaxea longisepta
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Galaxea paucisepta
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Madrepora arbuscula
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Madrepora carolina
[Pourtal├Ęs fan coral]
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Madrepora kauaiensis
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Madrepora minutiseptum
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Madrepora oculata
[Madrepora coral]
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Madrepora porcellana
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Oculina arbuscula
[Compact ivory bush coral]


Oculina diffusa
[Diffuse ivory bush coral]


Oculina patagonica
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Oculina profunda
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Oculina robusta
[Robust ivory tree coral]
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Oculina tenella
[Delicate ivory bush coral]
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Oculina valenciennesi
[Ivory tree coral]


Oculina varicosa
[Fused ivory tree coral]
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Oculina virgosa
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Petrophyllia rediviva
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Schizoculina africana
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Schizoculina fissipara
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Sclerhelia dubia
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Sclerhelia hirtella
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Simplastrea vesicularis
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32 Species of Family Oculinidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Acrhelia horrescens Western Central Pacific.
Bathelia candida Southeast Pacific and Atl
Cyathelia axillaris Indo-West Pacific.
Galaxea acrhelia Stony hard coral Indo-West Pacific.
Galaxea alta Western Central Pacific
Galaxea astreata Octopus coral Indo-West Pacific
Galaxea cryptoramosa Western Central Pacific
Galaxea fascicularis Galaxy coral Indo-Pacific 500 COLD
Galaxea horrescens Hard coral Indo-Pacific
Galaxea longisepta Western Central Pacific. 0.4 CORD
Galaxea paucisepta Indo-West Pacific
Madrepora arbuscula Western Pacific.
Madrepora carolina Pourtal├Ęs fan coral Western Atlantic
Madrepora kauaiensis Eastern Central Pacific
Madrepora minutiseptum Western Pacific.
Madrepora oculata Madrepora coral Cosmopolitan.
Madrepora porcellana Western Central Pacific.
Oculina arbuscula Compact ivory bush coral Western Atlantic
Oculina diffusa Diffuse ivory bush coral Western Atlantic 0.5 CORD
Oculina patagonica Atlantic and the Mediterr
Oculina profunda Eastern Pacific
Oculina robusta Robust ivory tree coral Western Central Atlantic
Oculina tenella Delicate ivory bush coral Western Atlantic
Oculina valenciennesi Ivory tree coral Western Central Atlantic 0.4 CORD
Oculina varicosa Fused ivory tree coral Western Central Atlantic
Oculina virgosa Indo-Pacific
Petrophyllia rediviva Western Central Pacific
Schizoculina africana Eastern Central Atlantic
Schizoculina fissipara Eastern Central Atlantic 100 COLD
Sclerhelia dubia Western Central Pacific
Sclerhelia hirtella Southeast Atlantic
Simplastrea vesicularis Indo-Western Pacific



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