Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 848)
Size / Weight / Age
Sessile; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 848)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 28°N - 22°S, 95°E - 180°E (Ref. 848)
Colony: clusters of tubular corallites. Extra-tentacular budding. Bifurcate corallites at about 10 mm intervals, frequently joining. Strongly beaded costae in two alternating orders. Pale brown (Ref. 848).
Known only from shallow lagoons (Ref. 848). 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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