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Saville-Kent, 1871

Oxypora lacera (1)

Type species: Oxypora lacera (Verrill, 1864)

Total number of species estimated: 2

Characteristics: Corals zooxanthellate; encrusting to foliaceous, thin, fully covered by spines. Polyps (corallites) flat, poorly developed, without clear paliform lobes and a clear columella (Veron and Pichon, 1979). Colour cream or light brown.

Ecology: Most common on reef slopes.

Range: Indo-West Pacific.

Additional remarks:Can most easily be be confused with Echinophyllia, which has much thicker plates and larger, further developed, secundary calices.

Key references: Veron and Pichon, 1979; Veron, 1986.

Genus Oxypora