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Euphyllia cristata   Chevalier, 1971

fat tentacle torch coral

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

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Euphyllidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 35 m (Ref. 847).  Tropical; 28°N - 31°S, 95°E - 180°E (Ref. 847)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 4.0 cm COLD male/unsexed; (Ref. 847)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 98471. On all reef areas at depths of 1 to 35 m (Ref. 98471). 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

Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 847)

Short description Morphology

Colonies are planeload with closely compacted corallites. Small solitary polyps are common. The primary septa are very exsert and are conspicuous underwater. No columellae. Usually pale green or gray in color with large tubular tentacles and knob-like tips.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

  Vulnerable (VU) (A4cd)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.4 - 29.3, mean 28.6 (based on 2185 cells; Ref. 115970).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown