Oculina diffusa (Lamarck, 1816)
Diffuse ivory bush coral
Oculina diffusa
photo by Veron, Charlie (J.E.N.)

Family:  Oculinidae ()
Max. size:  0.5 cm CORD (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 40 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.
Diagnosis:  Colonies are compact or prostrate clumps of short, thin, highly fused branches. Usually tan with dark calices.
Biology:  Zooxanthellate (Ref. 116012). Found in shallow environments (Ref. 847).
IUCN Red List Status: (LC); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Pauly, Daniel - 16.11.11
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 17.08.17
Checked by: Cort├ęs, Jorge - 16.11.11

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