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Erythropodium caribaeorum   (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860)

encrusting gorgonian

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Alcyonacea | Anthothelidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 25 m (Ref. 83916).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth recorded from Belize (Ref. 87218) Inhabit a variety of reef environments throughout the Caribbean (Ref. 415), at depths of 0.5 to 12 m in coral reefs and rocky bottoms (Ref. 83916). Also found in Carrie Bow Cay, Belize in lagoon and back reef, reef crest, low spur and groove zone, outer ridge and fore-reef slope at depths of up to 25 m (Ref. 87218). 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 13.7 - 28.1, mean 27.2 (based on 792 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown