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Oculina diffusa (Ivory bush coral; diffuse ivory coral)

Synonyms: Madrepora virginea

Wikipedia Abstract

Oculina diffusa (commonly referred to as ivory bush coral) is a coral found mainly on the east coast of central Florida. It is also found in North Carolina, Burma, the Bahamas, and West Indies. It is found in shallow water, usually down to 3 metres (9.8 ft) deep but occasionally as deep as 20 metres (66 ft). Its colonies are dense and have a yellow-brown color. It favours areas with high amounts of sedimentation.
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Prey / Diet


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Florida Aquarium


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External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
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